Speech by Ilham Aliyev at the opening ceremony of military unit in Kalbajar district
- We are celebrating the Armed Forces Day in Kalbadjar, in the liberated Kalbadjar today. At the same time, a military base of the newly-formed commando forces is opening in Kalbadjar today.Six months ago, on 24 December, the first commando military base was commissioned in the liberated Hadrut. Today we are opening another one of the newly-established commando forces in Kalbadjar. This shows that the process of army building after the Second Karabakh War is in full swing and the commando forces, along with all other armed forces, have all the capabilities to fulfill the tasks facing the country and protect our territorial integrity and our borders.We can be proud of our Armed Forces today. We are celebrating Army Day today as a victorious nation, as a victorious country. During the years of occupation, I always said in numerous meetings with the military - in military units, trenches, the Lalatapa peak and military parades – that we would one day return to our native lands. I have always said that if Armenia did not leave our lands of its own free will, we would resolve the Karabakh issue by military means. And this is precisely what happened. The victorious Azerbaijani Army has fulfilled its historic mission with dignity.We showed the greatness of our people in the Patriotic War, our invincible spirit and our firm resolve. We showed that the Azerbaijani people never intended to come to terms with the occupation. We wanted this issue to be resolved peacefully, which was our
Ilham Aliyev visits Goygol, Kalbadjar and Lachin districts
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has visited Goygol, Kalbadjar and Lachin districts.The head of state viewed the construction of two tunnels on the 13th kilometer of the Toghanali-Kalbadjar highway in Goygol district, attended the opening of the newly built Kalbadjar-1 Small Hydropower Plant and a military unit of the Ministry of Defense in Kalbadjar district. President Ilham Aliyev also viewed the construction of the Kalbadjar-Lachin highway and the work carried out at the 110 kV Gorchu electrical substation in Lachin district.The Hakarichay reservoir project in Lachin district was presented to the head of state. President Ilham Aliyev also got acquainted with the construction of Lachin International Airport.The master plan of the city of Kalbadjar was presented to the head of state.President Ilham Aliyev then laid the foundation stone for the Kalbadjar Occupation and Victory Museums Complex, Kalbadjar Digital Management Center, a water production plant in Kalbadjar district, and visited the Chirag-1 small hydropower plant which is under construction. The head of state was informed about the power plants being built in five locations in the district.President Ilham Aliyev laid a foundation stone for the Istisu sanatorium in Kalbadjar district.The head of state then delivered remarks.
Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended opening ceremony of first stage of “Smart Village” project in Zangilan district
An opening ceremony of the first phase of the "Smart Village" project has been held in Aghali village, Zangilan district.President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehrıban Aliyeva attended the ceremony and viewed the conditions.The President and the First Lady then met with the Aghali village residents.The President of Azerbaijan made a speech at the meeting.Remarks by the President Ilham Aliyev- Dear friends, first of all, I congratulate you on the upcoming Independence Day. I wish you and all the people of Azerbaijan lasting prosperity and happiness. On the eve of Independence Day, we are meeting in the village of Aghali, the revived village of Aghali. It has significant symbolic meaning because the reconstruction of Aghali village and its revival into such a modern state depended on strengthening our independence. Today, every citizen of Azerbaijan, and I am sure that everyone in general, can see that the state independence of Azerbaijan is strong, well-founded and a key factor for the happiness of our people.The situation was different when the first Democratic Republic was established. Of course, as a result of the collapse of the Russian Empire, the people of Azerbaijan gained independence 104 years ago. However, the first republic did not last long and fell apart only about two years later. Many essential steps were indeed taken, and we always respect the memory of the founding father of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. But at the same time
Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed intensive orchard in Zangilan district
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have viewed the intensive orchard in Zangilan district.Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov and gardener Galib Humbatov informed the President and the First Lady of the work done in the intensive orchard.
Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed construction of Zangilan Mosque
On May 26, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed the construction progress of Zangilan Mosque which is being built by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation with the support of the Pasha Holding LLC.Assistant to the President Anar Alakbarov informed the head of state and the First Lady of the work done.The foundation stone for the restoration of Zangilan Mosque was laid with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva on April 26 last year. The restoration work is underway uninterruptedly.The President and the First Lady then attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Occupation and Victory Museums Complex.The head of state and the First Lady laid the foundation stone for the Occupation and Victory Museums Complex.The master plan of the city of Zangilan then was submitted to President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva then spoke with representatives of sa_partners company.
Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend groundbreaking ceremony for Jabrayil energy unit
On 26 May, the groundbreaking ceremony of a 330/110-kilovolt Jabrayil energy junction of AzerEnergy OJSC was held.President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.The President and the First Lady were informed that constructing the 330-kilovolt “Jabrayil” substation was of tremendous importance from the standpoint of gaining additional and more favorable access to the Jabrayil-Nakhchivan-Agri (Turkiye) substations and from there to European energy markets through the Turkish energy system. It is also crucial for increasing the export capacity to 1,000 megawatts, connecting the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic to the overall power system of Azerbaijan and integrating the “Khudafarin” and “Giz Galasi” Hydroelectric Power Stations, as well as the “BP Jabrayil” Solar Power Plant, into the energy system.Three-stage planning has been carried out to implement the Azerbaijan-Turkiye-Europe interstate project, which is of interest to many countries and is of international importance. For this purpose, the 330-kilovolt “Aghjabadi” and “Imishli” substations located near the liberated territories will be expanded and completely reconstructed in the first stage.President Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation of the Jabrayil energy junction.It was noted that a 132-kilometer 330-kilovolt transmission line would be laid to Jabrayil from the “Aghjabadi” substation and a 130-kilometer line from the “Imishli” substation. Most importantly, a 330
Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed construction progress at Zangilan International Airport
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva also visited Zangilan district on 26 May.The President and the First viewed the construction progress at Zangilan International Airport.President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva were informed about the work at the airport.Earthworks had been completed on the apron and asphalt-concrete work was currently underway on the runway. The runway will be 3,000 meters long and 60 meters wide. The airport will be capable of accommodating all types of aircraft, including heavy cargo aircraft.The construction of the airport's air traffic control tower was scheduled for completion in July. Work on the terminal building is to be completed by the end of August. Built according to international standards, the terminal building will be able to serve 200 passengers per hour. VIP halls, cafes, medical services and office rooms will be created inside the terminal. Equipment and materials have been imported from Italy, Germany and Turkiye.Zangilan International Airport is one of the primary factors in making Karabakh a vital transportation hub. The airport is also of strategic importance in terms of strengthening the Zangazur corridor with air transportation infrastructure. The pace of work is making it possible to turn it into an international transport and logistical hub.Two more international airports are being built in the liberated territories after Fuzuli Airport. One is the Zangilan Airport, an
Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend groundbreaking ceremony for Soltanli station in Jabrayil
On 26 May, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva also visited Jabrayil district.The President and the First Lady attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Soltanli station of the Horadiz-Aghband railway line in Jabrayil district.President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva were informed about the railway and the station.It was noted that the length of the single-track railway is 110.4 kilometers. According to the project, nine stations (Horadiz, Marjanli, Mahmudlu, Soltanli, Gumlag, Hakari, Minjivan, Bartaz, Aghband), three tunnels, 41 bridges, seven overpasses, about 300 artificial engineering facilities, communication and signaling systems, and electricity infrastructure would be installed along the road. An area of 85 kilometers along the road has been cleared of mines and the process is still underway. A 60-kilometer section of the railway line, including side roads, has been completed. Freight trains circulate along this distance. The construction is being carried out by Turkish company Kalyon RSY Insaat Adi Ortakligi Ticari İşletmesi.President Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation stone for the Soltanli station.It was noted that a waiting area, communication, signaling and other service rooms would be established at the station for passengers.The foundation of the Horadiz-Aghband railway line was laid by President Ilham Aliyev on 14 February 2021. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023. By releva
Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Zangilan districts
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have today visited Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Zangilan districts.The President and the First Lady viewed the construction of Horadiz-Jabrayil-Zangilan-Aghband highway in Fuzuli district, and attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Soltanli station of Horadiz-Aghband railway, and the 330/110 kV “Jabrayıl” energy junction owned by AzerEnergy OJSC.President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva then arrived in Zangilan district.The President and the First Lady viewed the construction work of Zangilan International Airport, and the Zangilan Mosque constructed by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation with the support of the Pasha Holding LLC, as well as attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Occupation and Victory museum complexes.The master plan of the city of Zangilan then was submitted to President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.
Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva view construction of Horadiz-Jabrayil-Zangilan-Aghband highway
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have visited Fuzuli district.As part of the visit, the head of state and the First Lady viewed the construction of Horadiz-Jabrayil-Zangilan-Aghband highway (Zangazur corridor).President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva were informed that the construction of a 123.6-km long road the foundation of which was laid by the Azerbaijani and Turkish presidents is progressing rapidly.Being a part of the Hajigabul-Horadiz-Aghband-Zangazur corridor highway, the road is of crucial importance in terms of connecting Zangilan with other regions of Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.