Turkish press highlights presentation of book dedicated to Azerbaijani president

The presentation of book "Selected speeches of President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev: 2003-2013" in Beijing has caused a wide resonance in the Turkish press. The presentation of the book, consultant of which is Head of the Department of Political Analysis and Information of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Elnur Aslanov, was highlighted by dozens of publications, including newspaper Zaman, agency Cihan, online portals haberimport.com , eurovizyon.co.uk, focushaber.com , haber3.com , www.haberler.com and many others, 1news.az reports. Newspaper Zaman, in particular, focused attention on the words of Ambassador of Azerbaijan to China Latif Gandilov, who in his speech highlighted the achievements of Azerbaijan in the period of independence. "Today it is hard to believe that in the early 2000s, Azerbaijan imported gas and electricity, but thanks to the correct policy of President Ilham Aliyev, the country has managed to solve the complex problems of transition. The country has created a new economic structure. Because of this, Azerbaijan became a self-sufficient state, which carries large-scale projects in the transport and energy sectors," said the ambassador. In turn, Haber3.com quoted SAM Director Farhad Mammadov, who said at the presentation that the basis of cooperation between Azerbaijan and China was laid by Heydar Aliyev and the course of the national leader of the Azerbaijani people is successfully continued by President Ilham Aliyev. "I am confident that this book will contribute to the further development of partnership relations between Azerbaijan and China and help our people know each other," said Mammadov. Portal Haberler.com also cites Farhad Mammadov who noted that in the last decade the Azerbaijani economy received USD 137bn worth investment and the state budget increased by 19 times. The development of non-oil sector was aimed to reach USD 60bn. News.Az