“Today is a holiday in Azerbaijan. This is Independence Day. This is the dearest holiday. And this is a double holiday, because my dear brother is with us. I sincerely welcome all the guests,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said during his speech at the TEKNOFEST Azerbaijan festival, Report informs.

The head of state reminded that 104 years ago the first democratic republic was founded in the Muslim world, which lasted two years.