President Ilham Aliyev: Our choice is democracy, our choice is social welfare
“By building a strong economy we protected ourselves from any kind of external influence. We want to live our own life. For centuries Azerbaijan was part of empires, other countries,” President Ilham Aliyev has said as he addressed the third Global Baku Forum. “Today when we are free and our people enjoy freedom and they see the advantages of this freedom and independence, we must protect our choice and we will protect our choice. Our choice is democracy, our choice is social welfare, our choice is peace among all the people of Azerbaijan, multiculturalism, inter-religious dialogue and cooperation with all the countries in the world and implementation of the regional and continental projects which will be beneficial to all of us,” the head of state said.