Azerbaijani President: Independence our biggest wealth, greatest value

Baku: “We will continue to ensure our independence and welfare our people”

“Novruz holiday is our national wealth. The celebration of Novruz as a national holiday first began in the period of independence,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said Thursday in his speech during the nationwide festivities on the occasion of Novruz Holiday, APA reports.

The head of state noted that Azerbaijan has been experiences a lot of difficulties in the years of independence, but in this period our people reached milestones.

“Double standards today are commonplace throughout the political world. But Azerbaijan is successfully advancing in development. We pursue an independent policy. Independence is our biggest wealth and greatest value. Four centuries, our nation has lived in the part of other states and empires, however they managed to preserve their own national identity. First, we were able to preserve ourselves as a nation in terms of our national values, holidays, literature, art and our native language. Today we are independent and the Azerbaijani people own its destiny. Today’s reality shows that our people can reach the highest peak in the period of independence”, President Aliyev noted.

The head of state mentioned that reviewing the history, the present time is a period of rapid development.

“We will continue to ensure our independence and welfare our people”, he underlined.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY