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recent history at the helm of Azerbaijan
stood a powerful politician. He was one who easily unraveled all of the
tricks and deceitful plans of enemies, understood political loops that confused
others, one who was ahead of his time for decades and centuries for his
political wisdom and easily saw what happened behind thick political walls.
This politician was Heydar Aliyev. Only his
personality could resist the trickery and modern weapons of our historical
enemies that have repeatedly drowned our people in blood.
Time passage between the First and the Second
periods of Heydar Aliyev's
ruling, the period of the anarchy were the years of regression for our country.
The years between 1990 and 1993 were those of survival. Deceitful leaders of
our country and followed them unskilful regime of
'the National Front of Azerbaijan' faced our country with downfall; Azerbaijan was about to disappear from the map
of the South Caucasus. On 21st of January 1990
(the next day after the tragedy of January 20th) under the risk of his life Heydar Aliyev came to the
permanent membership of Azerbaijan
in Moscow to express his regret and demanded
punishment for mass annihilators and thus he started the struggle for
independence of Azerbaijan
During his residence in Nakhchivan Heydar Aliyev revived national
state system traditions, deleted the terms 'soviet' and 'socialist' from the
name of the autonomous republic, adopted the three coloured
flag of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan as the state attribute, gave
political evaluation to the abolition in January 19-20th.
Besides the abovementioned
people of Nakhchivan rejected to participate at the
referendum on retaining of the USSR,
local organs of the Communist Party in Nakhchivan had
been liquidated; December 31st declared the day of Solidarity of all
Azerbaijanis in the world and separated and blocked Nakhchivan
released from the enemies.
Independence is the most valuable wealth for
a citizen and for the whole people. Many years we struggled for our
independence and had thousands of martyrs. The achieved independence is much
difficult to preserve. No independence is achieved without strong and powerful
state. People without a state are doomed to destruction. For us the state of Azerbaijan is a
matter of life and death.
The great merit of the
president before our people and history was that he preserved the state system
of Azerbaijan in the period
of sharp geopolitical contradictions for owning of our lands and saved Azerbaijan from
destruction. Preservation of the state means preservation of independence;
The great politician
supported his people in its worst days and came back to his country in July
29th 1990. In
Baku he faced
with humiliation; he was prohibited to remain in here. Two days after his
arrival in Baku
he had to leave for native Nakhchivan in July 22nd
Heydar Aliyev was in the power to change this terrible picture. Thanks
to the will of Azerbaijan
people, a great politician of the world was brought back to the head and crated
and obstacle on the way of the enemies. Return of Heydar
Aliyev in June 1993 was the conclusive point for Azerbaijan. The
wise political leader prevented civil war and destroyed the plan of internal
and foreign enemies concerning liquidation of Azerbaijan. He undertook the
government of the state. The danger and tragedy passed by our Motherland and
the people. The struggle for independence took the direction of the victory.
The encroachments of
October 1994 and March 1995 did not confuse the state of Azerbaijan and
obstinacy of the president Heydar Aliyev.
He proved himself as a president devoted to his oath and ready to die for the
independence of his people and Motherland. Our people regained its
self-reliance and high spirit, witnessed stability and peace.
As the great statesman Heydar Aliyev's second historical
achievement was the stability. Genius politician, relying to his power and experience
proved devotion to his words: "The state independence of Azerbaijan will
be eternal, unbreakable and firm…"
He occupied the right
position in the problem of war. Taking into consideration the power, the plans
of the enemies and their international supporters, analysing
dangerous situation into which Azerbaijan
has been involved, Heydar Aliyev
evaluated the situation. He achieved seize-fire and thus save our gene pool,
from waste of young and healthy forces. Heydar Aliyev recommenced the ancient and eternal name of 'Azerbaijan'
over our land, people and language and Islam-Turkic unity, disappeared the risk
of ethnical clash.
Azerbaijan witnesses gradually
rising respect and authority in the world. Azerbaijan is recognized as
democratic, legal and secular state by the whole world. Our Constitution-the
basic law, is the work of Heydar Aliyev's
mind and one of the most democratic and perfect Constitutions of the world.
Carried out internal reforms and stability in our country positively affect the
extension of the international relations. The Republic of Azerbaijan
bases its foreign policy on the principles of equality and mutual interests. Thus
it is an open country to all the countries of the world.
The best achievement of the
president Heydar Aliyev in
foreign policy was that he re-established traditional friendship relations with
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
and the completely Turkic world. The Republic
of Azerbaijan is an equal
member of Turkic states family and Heydar Aliyev awarded the name of the wise leader, Ataturk of
modern world. Independent Azerbaijan is gradually gaining the authority in
Azerbaijan republic is a member of
the international unities and organizations. We may be proud of successful
reports at worthy international assembly of CE made by well-deserved successor
of Heydar Aliyev's policy Ilham Aliyev and with the
superiority over Armenian militarists of deputy group led by him.
authority of Azerbaijan
Republic is also proved
by the facts that Ilham Aliyev
was elected the Bureau Member and the vice-president of the Parliamentary Assembly
of the Council of Europe.
card' historically used by our traditional enemies to defeat Azerbaijan the president Heydar
Aliyev applied the oil strategy, which is stronger
than 'armenian card' in the solution of Caucasus problem.
Today prescient politicians
understand the power of the oil strategy against 'armenian
card' and Armenian lobby. Near future will prove us the deep essence of this
policy worked out by Heydar Aliyev.