(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 5. The Austrian
online newspaper published an
about President Ilham Aliyev's speech
at the 31st Arab League Summit in Algiers, the capital city of the
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
The article noted that President Ilham Aliyev attended the
opening ceremony as the guest of honor at the invitation of the
President of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
The article then gives an excerpt from a speech of the President
of Azerbaijan, in which the Head of State congratulated the
President and Government of Algeria and all Algerian people on
Freedom Day, mentioning his visit to the Memorial and the Museum of
the Fighters for Independence and his impressions of what he
'The brutality, and mass atrocities committed by France against
the people of Algeria, are something the world should never forget.
France conducted a terrible war against the Algerian people for
more than 130 years which resulted in the deaths of more than one
and a half million Algerians. Today, commemorating this tragedy, we
need to do everything in order to avoid these tragedies in the
future,' President Ilham Aliyev said.
The article said that the Head of State drew a parallel between
the two countries, stating that Azerbaijan also suffered from the
occupation, as Algeria did, and that during the 30 years of
occupation Azerbaijan has always felt the support of its Arab
brothers, the support of the member countries of the Organization
of Islamic Cooperation.
The speech of the President of Azerbaijan once again emphasized
that Azerbaijan secured the liberation of its territories in
accordance with the right of self-defense written in Article 51 of
the UN Charter.
The Head of State stressed that the acts of vandalism committed
in the occupied territories clearly show the true attitude of the
Armenian side towards the Islamic culture
'And what we have seen as we returned. We have seen total
devastation and destruction of territory, which is more than 10,000
square kilometers. It is equal to the territory of some countries.
Everything is destroyed, cities and villages, buildings, historical
monuments, and graves of our ancestors. 65 out of 67 mosques have
been completely destroyed by Armenia during the times of
occupation. This is a reflection of the Islamaphobic essence of the
terrorist Armenian state,' President Ilham Aliyev said.
The article also reflected the words of President Ilham Aliyev
about the special relations between the League of Arab States and
Azerbaijan, aimed at expanding cooperation, mutual support and
solidarity, the fact that Azerbaijan in all international forums
supports its Muslim brothers and has made a great contribution to
Islamic solidarity, the announcement of 2017 in Azerbaijan as the
'Year of Islamic Solidarity' and the IV Islamic Solidarity Games
held in the country.