President Ilham Aliyev: We have very broad agenda of reforms which in face of implementation will create better opportunities for our people
“We have a very broad agenda of reformswhich in the face of implementation will create better opportunities for our people,” President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said while responding to moderator’s questions at a panel discussion on “Strategic Outlook: Eurasia” held as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“I think the most important now, especially taking into account the regional situation and new emerging conflict zones is the regional stability. We don’t have internal risks in the country whether it is political risks or economic risks, country is stable, development is sustainable. We have a very broad agenda of reforms which in the face of implementation will create better opportunities for our people. The main concern and the main potential nightmare would be aggravation of tension beyond our borders. And for that, unfortunately, we are not responsible, and we cannot to full degree influence that process. Responsibility lies on the super powers, on the big powers which must agree on certain issues between themselves so that this fragile stability is not shaken more,” President Ilham Aliyev said.
“We see those tensions close to our borders, we see tensions in Afghanistan we see unresolved situations there. We are ourselves subject of occupation by Armenia and this is a permanent source of threat, 20 percent of our territories are under Armenian occupation in violation of international norms and United Nations Security Council Resolutions. We see aggravation of tension with respect to US-Iranian relationship, and many other hotspots in the region which are already flaring our potential. Therefore, we are very interested in safety, security, and predictability beyond our borders, because even economic difficulties outside of Azerbaijan can influence our economic and social situation. Therefore, I think stability in the region is the main concern which we have, and instability in the region is the main nightmare if I may put it so,” President Ilham Aliyev said.