The legacy of the great leader Heydar Aliyev is our national wealth

  • 10 May 2023 13:44

Today, the mighty and victorious Azerbaijan, on the basis of Heydar Aliyev's eternal ideas and rich political heritage, is advancing with sure steps on the path of progress and victory, making historical achievements. Heydar Aliyev, during the leadership of our republic during the period of the USSR, as well as during the years of independence, always held high the national interests of Azerbaijan and worked selflessly, persistently and determinedly for the sake of the Motherland.

Heydar Aliyev, who was elected the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan on July 14, 1969, despite the obstacles and restrictions created by Moscow, succeeded in creating solid foundations for the perspective development of our republic, and built the foundation of Azerbaijan's future independence with his visionary policy. Heydar Aliyev, who was elected a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR in December 1982, as the first deputy chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers, resolutely protected the interests of Azerbaijan, took important steps for the well-being and prosperity of our people and the development of our republic, and rendered historical services.

The Nakhchivan period of the wise statesman's activity is also rich in significant events as one of the most important pages in the history of our modern statehood. The steps taken by Heydar Aliyev when he was the chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the autonomous republic played an exceptional role in mastering the idea of independence, ensuring national solidarity, and protecting national moral values and traditions of statehood. It is worth reminding that, on the initiative of the Great Leader, our tricolor flag, a relic of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, was raised in Nakhchivan for the first time, the phrase "Soviet Socialist" was removed from the name of the Nakhchivan MSSR, the tragedy of January 20 was given a political assessment, and the people of Nakhchivan did not participate in the referendum on the preservation of the USSR. , historic decisions were made to declare December 31 as the Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis, and the foundation of a new era of relations with Turkey was laid through the "Umid" bridge. All these steps with a national content and exceptional socio-political, ideological and historical importance were of great importance as an example of respect and reverence for the past, a clear vision of the future, and a systematic activity aimed at national goals.

At that time, on November 21, 1992, the establishment of the New Azerbaijan Party was a turning point not only in the history of independence, but also in the history of our modern statehood. It is an undeniable fact that our country's recovery from crisis and recession and entering the path of stability and development began with the unification of the most pioneering group of our society around the strong leader and genius Heydar Aliyev.

With this, in the difficult, complex, turbulent and uncertain period of our political history - when the situation in the country is constantly worsening and worsening, when confidence is decreasing, and hopes are running out, the National Leader performed one of his greatest services to our people - the rescue mission. The return of Heydar Aliyev ensured the liberation of Azerbaijan. Chaos and civil strife were prevented and stability was ensured thanks to the National Leader's rich statecraft experience and purposeful policy. The determined policy of Heydar Aliyev, who was elected the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of the will of our people in the presidential elections held on October 3 of that year, ensured that our country embarked on the path of development in accordance with national interests, requirements of the time and social and political realities. Ensuring civil solidarity and national unity, political and legal reforms, including the holding of the first parliamentary elections during the period of independence, the preparation of the first Constitution of the period of independence and its adoption on the basis of a referendum, the elimination of censorship on the mass media, the creation of an army, based on national interests As a result of foreign policy, the increase in the number of friends and allies of our country, the delivery of the truths of Azerbaijan, including the right position of our country on the Karabakh issue to the world community, made an important contribution to Azerbaijan's progress on the path of democratic development and its integration into the world community based on progressive, civilized values. In the international public opinion, the image of Azerbaijan was formed as a powerful state that implements policy based on independent and national interests, has a strong and charismatic leader, and takes a principled position on national issues.

As a whole, the work done under the leadership of the Great Leader both during the Soviet Union period and after the restoration of independence ensured the bright future of the new Azerbaijan. Therefore, we say with confidence that the development of Azerbaijan as an independent state and the achievement of historical successes are connected with the name, policies and ideas of the National Leader. Heydar Aliyev's path is the chronicle of the development of our national statehood and state independence based on centuries-old history.
- In addition to paying special attention to historical and political traditions, national-spiritual values, the Great Leader has put forward very important initiatives based on innovative, progressive views and calculated for the happy future of the people, and taken important steps. Ensuring political succession is a fateful event with an exceptional place and role in the history of modern statehood of

Azerbaijan. Therefore, politicians, political analysts, researchers and ordinary citizens value this reality as one of the greatest historical services of the National Leader to our people.
We remember well, the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev in his historical address to the people of Azerbaijan on October 1, 2003, "I assure you that both Ilham Aliyev and the New Azerbaijan Party will continue to unite the most worthy children of our people around themselves, and will continue to support the development of the state of Azerbaijan and they will do a lot for the prosperity of our people. I believe that with your help and support, Ilham Aliyev will be able to finish the fateful issues, plans and works that I could not bring to the end. I believe in him as much as I do and I have great hopes for his future," he firmly emphasized. Always trusting in their leader - Heydar Aliyev's personality, the people of Azerbaijan, who stand resolutely on the guard of the state and statehood, showing a determined will, once again valued the call of the National Leader at the highest level and said "YES" to Heydar Aliyev's policy in 2003, and his closest comrade-in-arms, Mr. He trusted Ilham Aliyev.

History has witnessed the justification of the National Leader's faith and the people's trust. His political successor, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, successfully completed the works that time did not allow the Great Leader to complete, Heydar Aliyev's dreams became reality. After the election of Mr. Ilham Aliyev as President in 2003, a qualitatively new stage in the life of the country began, new historical achievements were made, the unity of people and power was further strengthened, Azerbaijan became a leading power center and a leading state in the region, and most importantly, a winning country.
During the years that President Ilham Aliyev led our country, the processes, the achieved achievements and the existing realities as a whole already confirm that Heydar Aliyev's path is the basis of Azerbaijan's great achievements. President Ilham Aliyev, who has continued the Great Leader's policy successfully and with foresight, has ensured the growth of Azerbaijan's economic potential, political influence, development of bilateral and multilateral relations, strengthening of its international position, strengthening of people-power unity, national solidarity, against the background of complex conditions and circumstances, where tough geopolitical struggle and competition are being conducted. ensured the realization of national goals in the situation.

Independent Azerbaijan, confidently walking on the path of development based on the ideas of the national leader and the rich heritage of statehood, is achieving new strategic achievements under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, and the next honorable and proud pages of our national statehood history are being written. The development path of Azerbaijan, characterized as an example of tolerance and address of multiculturalism, international dialogue and cooperation, is an example for many countries. It is no coincidence that the world's influential experts and reputable strategic research centers, leading rating institutes value Azerbaijan's development model as a progressive example and express positive opinions and predictions about the future of our country.

The most important point of historical importance is that the people of Azerbaijan, who under the leadership of the President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, have demonstrated their will in a dignified and determined struggle to restore the integrity of the Motherland and historical justice, have achieved their highest goal in the war of justice, the victory won in the 44-day Patriotic War. , thanks to the great Victory, unparalleled in our last 200-year history, our lands were freed from occupation, and our territorial integrity and national dignity were restored. Thus, time witnessed the honorable fulfillment of the oath of loyalty to the Motherland, the people and the state by the leader of Azerbaijan, who managed to save our land from long-term military and political slavery. The victorious Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev once again proved that his word is as valuable as his signature.

Today, huge restoration and construction works are being carried out in the territories freed from occupation, where our tricolor flag flies proudly and majestically. Every visit of the victorious Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva to those lands shows that the triumphal march continues, and the victorious Azerbaijan demonstrates to the whole world that it is capable of ensuring the Great Return and stable and decent settlement at a high level.

Thus, the path of progress and victory leads Azerbaijan to new goals and new heights based on the ideas of Heydar Aliyev and under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev. Independent Azerbaijan confidently moves towards its strategic goals under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, the successful follower of Heydar Aliyev's path. All these achievements and proud realities are the celebration of Heydar Aliyev's ideas and policy, the result of purposeful activities of President Ilham Aliyev, and the expression of the power of our state.

- Heydar Aliyev is a wise statesman who, with his rich statecraft experience and unique leadership qualities, succeeded in developing Azerbaijan on the path to independence - making independence permanent, irrevocable and eternal, brought many historical achievements that are a source of pride to our people, and created a new, modern and independent Azerbaijan reality. .

As stated in the Decree of President Ilham Aliyev on the declaration of 2023 as the "Year of Heydar Aliyev" in our country, "the legacy of the Great Leader of independent Azerbaijan to the present and future generations, and his rich and diverse heritage is the national wealth of our people. It is the responsibility of every Azerbaijani to preserve this sacred heritage." it is an honorable duty". Yes, the phenomenon of Heydar Aliyev is beyond the concepts of time and space. That is, his legacy of statesmanship and brilliant ideas are always relevant - for all eras. Heydar Aliyev's ideas are of exceptional importance as the moral and political wealth of our nation, as well as the value system that ensures the development of the state of Azerbaijan and the happy future of our people. The ideas of the Great Leader are also an ideology that ensures national solidarity and unites the Azerbaijanis of the world around a single goal - for the sake of Azerbaijan. The political legacy of the National Leader is the concept of statehood. Therefore, in our country and beyond the borders of our republic, consistent, purposeful and systematic activities are carried out in connection with the study of Heydar Aliyev's legacy.

Khanim Rzazadeh

Head of the Technical Service Department of the State Population Registry Service of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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