President Ilham Aliyev: every young person is rightly proud and should be proud to be a citizen of Azerbaijan
“Therefore, every young person is rightly proud and should be proud to be a citizen of Azerbaijan. Every young man should strive to ensure that our country becomes even stronger and more powerful and enhances its influence. Every young person should be attached to our national roots, national traditions and customs. You should not be under foreign influence. We are applying all best practices to Azerbaijan and doing everything we need. I really want this and I am sure that it will be the case because such is the reality today,” President Ilham Aliyev said at the first All-Republican Forum of ASAN Volunteers.
President Ilham Aliyev said that Azerbaijan is going along its own path of independence. We have been part of other countries and empires for centuries. We were not free and independent. Why can’t our people live freely and independently? We have been independent for 23 years. This is a great happiness. This is our greatest asset. But this independence needs to be complemented by political independence, which is what we are seeing in Azerbaijan today. We are pursuing an independent policy. No foreign power can affect our will. We do not do and will not do anything under anyone’s dictation. We will always speak out and demonstrate our principled position. It should always be the case. You also need to grow up in this spirit, so that no foreign power could affect our will and Azerbaijan could go along the path of development, freedom and independence.