Benazir Bhutto

Former Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The best mechanism for preventing coup d’état attempts among the republics of the former Soviet Union was created in Azerbaijan under the leadership of Heydar Aliyev. I think that those who want to make a coup should understand that they will fail anyway. Because I know perfectly well that the people of Azerbaijan support you. Heydar Aliyev has a very wise organizational ability, so now everything in the country works like a machine.

We deeply respect the President of Azerbaijan, closely follow his political career and support his efforts to implement democratic reforms in Azerbaijan and move the country towards a market economy. These processes – both the creation of a democratic society and the establishment of free market relations – are not easy tasks. It takes time. We support the President of Azerbaijan in this matter, and I am confident that the Azerbaijani people, under his wise leadership, will benefit from these changes.

Investing in Azerbaijan is very profitable for Pakistan. Because Azerbaijan is a stable state. I applaud President Heydar Aliyev for the decisive measures implemented in Azerbaijan and I closely follow his activities.