Azerbaijan's Strong Economic and Military Potential Will Settle Nagorno-Karabakh Problem in favor of Azerbaijan: President of Azerbaijan

Trend News Agency
Feb 5 2008

Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 February /corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / The strong
economy, its strong army and the military potential of Azerbaijan
will settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in favor of Azerbaijan,
said the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, on 5 February during
the ceremony for the diploma 'Man of the Year' which was awarded to
him by the ANS Group of Companies and Fund named after National Hero
Chingiz Mustafayev.

The State Head of Azerbaijan said that Azerbaijan's position includes
the absence of co-operation with Armenia until the release of the
occupied Azerbaijani territories, ANS reported. Ilham Aliyev added
that Azerbaijan will direct all its forces to liberate its territories.

"The activities directed towards strengthening the army, annually
increasing the military budget, creating military industry and
manufacturing its first product assumes great importance for future
plans," the President said.

Ilham Aliyev stated that Azerbaijan is currently holding peaceful
talks with Armenia because as yet there is still hope. "We should
be strong. Strong economy, strong army and strong military potential
will settle the issue in favor of Azerbaijan. We already can see the
initial signs," said the President of Azerbaijan.