“The current foreign policy strategy of Azerbaijan, instituted by nation-wide leader Heydar Aliyev, based on our national interests, is successfully being continued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev”.

Report informs that Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the 6th Conference of the heads of diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan.

“The growing controversy between global and regional powers has further exacerbated the ongoing tensions in the international system, including the interference with states’ sovereignty and internal affairs, the dual approach to international law and principles, as well as armed conflicts, ethnic clashes, economic sanctions and humanitarian crisis. Controversial processes around our region at the backdrop, our country has succeeded to further enhance its international prestige and reputation by ensuring internal stability and development, fine-tuning the economy up to positive growth and realizing large-scale projects as a result of a successful policy pursued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev”, the Minister said.

“Foreign policy conducted by the Republic of Azerbaijan is primarily based on principles of equal and mutually beneficial cooperation, which serves to strengthen the independence of our country, restore sovereignty and territorial integrity within its international borders and to promote our national interests abroad.

Today, the international community unequivocally supports Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. The withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories and settlement of the conflict on the basis of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is also mandated in the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, the Non-Aligned Movement, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OSCE, Council of Europe, European Union, NATO and other international organizations”, – he added.