He made the remarks during the event organized by Azerbaijani embassy in South Korea on the occasion of the centenary anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, The Korea Herald newspaper reported.
“This year, Azerbaijan celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic all over the world. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic’s declaration of independence on May 28, 1918, was a historic event and one of the glorious pages of our history,” Teymurov said.
“The democratic republic’s short-lived existence was clear evidence that oppressive colonial regimes that occupied Azerbaijan could not eradicate our desires for liberty, sovereignty and freedom. It was the first parliamentary republic in our history modeled on the democratic secular state and rule of law.”
“Following our independence, Azerbaijan emerged as a pearl of Caucasus with the region’s highest rate of economic growth, a multifaceted society with rich cultures, abundant natural resources and human capital,” the envoy said. “Enjoying friendly relations with almost all countries of the world, including the Republic of Korea, Azerbaijan is committed to enhancing and developing its bilateral relations with all its partners.”
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