Azerbaijani President: Russia is stabilization factor, playing leading role in international affairs
Russia is a stabilization factor on a global scale and plays a leading role in international affairs, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said at an informal meeting with the CIS leaders.
"Russia is a country that unites the CIS, the main country of the commonwealth, therefore, naturally, those positive processes that take place in Russia have a positive impact on all member countries," he said.
"Under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, Russia has achieved very great success in social and economic development, Russia has great authority in the international arena and plays a leading role in international affairs," the Azerbaijani leader noted, explaining that under Putin's leadership, socio-political stability has been ensured, which relies on public consent.
"Naturally, there is no doubt in Azerbaijan that the Russian people will make the right choice in the forthcoming presidential elections. We know very well that the successful development of bilateral relations is connected with your name," Ilham Aliyev added
Azerbaijan's President also noted that without social and political stability, it is impossible to achieve success. "We have seen enough of bloody events, clashes, hostility, inter-religious strife, interconfessional contradictions, ethnic conflicts for the last few years, so this entire international panorama once again speaks of the correctness of the course that you are implementing, because today Russia is a factor of stabilization on a global scale," TASS cited the President as saying.