Azerbaijani media reports that President Ilham Aliyev at the unveiling ceremony of the monument to great opera singer, People’s Artist of USSR Bulbul in Baku talked about Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and made the following statement:
“I am sure that Azerbaijan will restore its “territorial integrity and sovereignty”. There are various factors that give reason to say this. Our year-by-year growing strength and power, growing capabilities of our influence in the international arena, support to Azerbaijan’s fair position by the international community and international law, of course, our economic strength bring closer the Victory Day. I am confident that we will celebrate the “Victory Day soon” said Aliyev adding, “The entire world community seeks peaceful settlement of the conflict. We also support it. But at the same time, we are ready for any scenario. We will never allow that the second Armenian state is established in the “historical Azerbaijani lands” and we will “restore our territorial integrity absolutely”. Then monuments of Bulbul, Natavan Uzeyir Hajibeyov will again be erected in Shusha. I am confident that we will participate in the opening of these monuments, and the national “flag of Azerbaijan will wave in Khankendi and Shusha”.