"Every time I attended the Victory Day celebrations in foreign countries, I wondered if we would ever be able to celebrate this historic holiday?! I am grateful to those who contributed to the historic Victory Day," Hikmat Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan - Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration, said at a conference on "44-Day Victory Path" at ADA University.
According to him, the issue that has always been on the agenda was the liberation of the occupied territories:
"For the first time in the history of independence, Azerbaijan acts as a country whose territorial integrity has been ensured. The issue of Karabakh is no longer a foreign policy issue, it is already an internal matter. Armenia must change its doctrine and renounce its territorial claims against Azerbaijan."