He made the remarks delivering a speech at the nationwide festivities on the occasion of Novruz, the Azerbaijani national holiday, in Baku March 19.
The country protects and will further protect itself from external risks, Ilham Aliyev said.
The head of state noted that today, in different parts of the world, stability is violated, bloody clashes occur, wars break out, new risks emerge.
“Today security concerns are the main issue on the global agenda. Azerbaijan is one of the countries that have gained great respect with its policies in this direction. There is no source for internal risks in the country, and we defend and will defend ourselves against external risks, and ensure the peaceful life of the Azerbaijani people,” President Aliyev noted.
He went on to add that Azerbaijan is developing comprehensively.
"The ongoing creative work strengthens our country, and increases the international prestige of Azerbaijan. The internal situation is stable. The main guarantor of this stability is the Azerbaijani people, the unity of people and the authority. The work carried out in connection with domestic policy, the reforms carried out bring excellent results. The processes going on in the world once again show that only stable countries can successfully develop. Foreign investments are only put in stable countries, people live in peace, and in safety,” the president added.
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