President: Azerbaijan has no problems with Armenian people
Azerbaijan has no problems with the Armenian people, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his address to the nation due to the liberation of Aghdam district from occupation.
According to him, as President and Commander-in-Chief, he is interested in ending hostilities in our region, in the South Caucasus, and establishing normal and businesslike relations.
"I said during the war and I repeat: we have no problems with the Armenian people. We did not carry out ethnic cleansing of the Armenian people, as they did against us. We have not destroyed their historical monuments, we are protecting them, and as you know, we have taken important steps in this regard," Ilham Aliyev recalled.
The president stressed that the Azerbaijani side did not destroy Armenian cities, although they "could have done that". "Did we do that? No! But what did they do to our cities? Therefore, we have no problems with the Armenian people," Ilham Aliyev said.
"I want to say again that all peoples living in a single Azerbaijani state have equal rights, including the Armenian people. Thousands of Armenians live in Azerbaijan. Is there anyone in our country who says a word to them? No! They live normally as Azerbaijani citizens," the head of state said.
He expressed confidence that the Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh will one day realize that "the only way for them is to live side by side with the people of Azerbaijan, to live in the neighborhood and to give up all these ugly deeds."