ANKARA: Attempts to disturb stability in Azerbaijan irrelevant, Aliy

Cihan News Agency, Turkey
Aug 30 2014

Attempts to disturb stability in Azerbaijan irrelevant, Aliyev says

BAKU – 30.08.2014 12:58:21

Today, certain threats exist not just for Azerbaijan, but for the rest
of the world countries, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at a
meeting with youth and public representatives of the Beylagan region.

President Aliyev went on to say that some foreign circles tried to
impose their will, covering it up under globalization, and it is
particular being done among the young people.

“The funds are allocated through a variety of foundations allegedly
for the implementation of some projects. In fact, the work is underway
to direct the youth against their own country. We are aware of that,”
President Aliyev said.

President Aliyev stressed that today, not all perceive the successful
development of Azerbaijan. He went on to add that there are also
national traitors within the country who sold their conscience to
foreign anti-Azerbaijani circles.

“There are foreign circles trying to disturb stability in Azerbaijan,
to stop development and to make Azerbaijan dependable. As the
president, in my daily activity I openly fight against these forces.
Therefore, smear campaigns against Azerbaijan are conducted in the
media.”

The president went on to add that the reason is that Azerbaijan
protects its independence.

“We defend and will defend the fair demand of the Azerbaijani people
and their desire to be independent. You, and people who will govern
Azerbaijan in the future must follow this way,” he noted.

President Aliyev underscored that it is obvious today that through
various foundations certain practical steps are undertaken to create
mass unrests and conflicts in different countries.
“Ten years ago this was done secretly, while today it’s being done
openly, no one hides anything anymore,” the president added. “These
individuals want the countries with rich natural resources, huge
potential and a favorable geographical position to fall under the
influence and act under others’ dictation. This leads the countries
towards destruction, we know this from the recent history.”

“What we see now is what happened near us. You should know that such
scenarios were written for Azerbaijan as well,” the president said.
“However, strong will of our authorities didn’t allow for those
scenarios to realize, and we will never allow it.”

President Aliyev underscored that Azerbaijani youth shouldn’t fall
under the influence of foreign circles.

“Do foreign forces want development of Azerbaijan more than we do? No,
they don’t. They have different interests and we know the reason for
that. They are aware that this will not happen to us. You should
always keep these issues in the spotlight.”

The Azerbaijani president noted that the country doesn’t need any help
from abroad.

“When we needed help, no one helped us. Who helped us when Azerbaijan
had tough times? No one. I remember the time when we couldn’t get
loans from international organizations.

Right now, we are lending the loans to other countries,” the president
explained.

President Aliyev said that Azerbaijan’s economic development is the
success of the government, the state, and the result of the conducted
policy.

He went on to note that millions of dollars are annually transferred
to Azerbaijan under the guise of aid, and this money goes into pockets
of opposition.

“Our opposition likes money so much that they put 70-80 percent of
that money into their own pockets,” the president said. “This is a
fact and it is impossible to hide how much money is transferred to
bank accounts, who receives it and what this money is spent on. This
money is used against our country.”

President Aliyev went on to add that even if this sum of money is
increased 10 times, it won’t make a difference, as Azerbaijani state,
people, ongoing work on infrastructure are the guarantors of stability
and development in Azerbaijan.

“Therefore, I believe that the attempts of violating stability in
Azerbaijan are irrelevant. Those who are making such attempts are
fully aware of this by now,” the president said.
He went on to say that Azerbaijan will continue to rely on itself in
the future, adding that for him as president, Azerbaijani people’s
will is the most important thing.

“As young people, you must be professional, competent and healthy both
physically and morally. You must make sure Azerbaijan constantly
develops, and always says its word, as an independent country,”
President Aliyev said.

As an example, the president brought up Armenia.

“Not all countries are independent, take Armenia for example. This
country cannot be called independent, this is a colony. Armenia’s
authorities with slave mentality have plunged their country in a fully
dependent position. I don’t believe that the Armenian people are
satisfied with the independence they used to dream about.”

The Azerbaijani president went on to say that every nation, every
person and every country wants to be independent and be able to act
independently. He said that freedom is one of the biggest values for
people.

“Everyone appears in a free world and wants to be free, of course,
within the law. Therefore, much depends on you for real independence
to be eternal and irreversible,” he said. (Cihan/Trend az)

From: Baghdasarian

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