ARMENIA CANNOT RIVAL WITH AZERBAIJAN: AZERBAIJANI PRESIDENT

Trend News Agency
Aug 2 2008
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, 2 August / Trend News corr. A.Aliyev / Azerbaijan's
President Ilham Aliyev believes Armenia cannot rival with Azerbaijan
in no circumstances. "Azerbaijan's opportunities are improving as
compared to Armenia's. The country cannot rival with Azerbaijan,"
President Ilham Aliyev said at the fourth convention of the governing
New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) on 2 August.

According to President, Azerbaijan has strengthened economically and
become an important member of the world since the ceasefire agreement
was signed with Armenia. "No project can be implemented in the region
without Azerbaijan's participation. There are issues of Azerbaijan's
interest on the negotiation table. These issues include liberation
of Azerbaijani lands from occupation and repatriation of Azerbaijani
refugees," said Ilham Aliyev.

President said Armenia orally accepted these principles. Head of
the state stressed that Azerbaijan would not give independence to
Nagorno-Karabakh and the conflict can be solved only on the bases of
Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress