The modern Azerbaijan reality is related to the farsighted policy, eternal ideas, and rich statehood heritage of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, said Tahir Budagov, deputy chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) and head of the party’s Central Office, Report informs.

He made the remark during his speech at the international conference titled “Organization of Turkic States: towards new strategic goals in the context of geopolitical realities and global cataclysms” in Shusha.

According to Budagov, in the first years of independence, Azerbaijan faced economic decline and political chaos, while neighboring Armenia took advantage of the existing geopolitical conditions and the crisis situation in Azerbaijan to occupy its lands: