President Ilham Aliyev: We must not lose our faith, then we will achieve what we want

“When I turned 50, I visited the IDPs in Aghjabadi. And I told them that the day would come when they would welcome me to their native land, I would visit their land, and that day has come. Nine years after that day, we were in Shusha, and our flag was flying in Shusha today. I celebrated my 60th birthday on the Jidir Duzu. Before that, I attended the opening of a military unit in liberated Hadrut. I certainly had some ideas for December 24 of this year. This should also have a symbolic meaning. So I thought that the most appropriate event would be this meeting today,” said President Ilham Aliyev at a meeting with a group of intellectuals from Western Azerbaijan, APA reports.


“I have to say one other thing. When the Karabakh lands were under occupation, a certain mood of pessimism had spread in the society over the years, primarily among the internally displaced persons. In other words, the manifestations of that were already visible. I have had dozens of meetings with displaced people and in recent years, I had been seeing that their hopes were running low, and this was natural. I thought it was quite natural. Of course, I could not tell them when, how and what would happen. I tried to convince them that the day would come. But it was natural, because 30 years of longing for the homeland inevitably have a negative impact on anyone. However, we have been living as a victorious nation for two years now. I want to say again today that the key thing is not to lose faith. We believed that we would return. I had not lost that faith for a single day. We must believe, work and be active to bring this holy day closer. Then we will achieve what we want,” said the President Ilham Aliyev.


Source: Azeri-Press News Agency