BAKU, JULY 26. ARMINFO. Armenia must know that Azerbaijan is strong and has a powerful army that can liberate the occupied territories at any moment, Azeri President Ilham Aliev said during his Sunday visit to norther Azerbaijan.
Azeri media report him as saying that the enemy must know that Azerbaijan is strong and can liberate its lands by any means.
Concerning the Karabakh peace process Aliev said that recently OSCE Minsk Group has improved its activities. Karabakh is Azerbaijan’s key problem and important steps have already been taken in this direction. The international community has recognized the necessity of settling this problem stage by stage. Aliev said that for settling the problem Azerbaijan is making both economic and diplomatic efforts. To enhance its military power Azerbaijan has increased its military expenses by 70%.