An influential Philippine “BizNewsAsia” newspaper dedicated its issue to Azerbaijan. The magazine narrates on achievements gained in all sectors of Azerbaijan, democratic reforms, successful foreign policy.
The magazine covers autobiography of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, rich social and political and statehood activity.
The magazine says: “Economic achievements were gained due to statehood abilities and leadership of President. His presidency has seen unprecedented economic growth, reforms and inclusion of the poor in development marked by massive poverty reduction not seen anywhere in the west. The global economic crisis didn`t influence on Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is modernizing its education, reforming its judiciary, its infrastructure, its agriculture and many other sectors of the economy. Religious tolerance prevails in Azerbaijan and representatives of various peoples and religions live here in peace and harmony. Azerbaijan is known as an ancient oil-rich country. In early 20th century, the country accounts for 50% of global oil production. Azerbaijan has trade and economic ties with 145 countries in the world. Azerbaijan is also recognized as the gas country, which huge capacity for gas exports. The first democratic republic in the East was created in Azerbaijan in 1918. Azerbaijan has been a member of the United Nations since March 1992. It is also represented in the number of international organizations, including OSCE, Council of Europe, Islamic Cooperation Organization, Commonwealth of Independent States, Economic Cooperation Organization, Non-Aligned Movement.
Azerbaijan collected 155 votes in a voting held on October 24 1991 at the UN General Assembly to gain one of 10 non-permanent seas in the UN Security Council for 2012-2014.” Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict was also reflected in the magazine, which says Armenia occupied 20% of Azerbaijan territory as a result of which more than one million people became refugees and IDPs.
“The UN Security Council`s four resolutions of 1993 condemned Armenia`s actions against Azerbaijan and demanded release of the occupied lands. The occupation of Azerbaijani lands by Armenia was also condemned in documents adopted by the OSCE, Council of Europe and Organization for Islamic Cooperation. Despite decisions and resolutions adopted by international organizations, the Armenian armed forces were not pulled out of the Azerbaijani lands. In 1992, the OSCE Minsk group was set up to solved the problem and talks have continued for 20 years.”
The magazine covers history and activity of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP). It was said that the Party was instituted owing to the great efforts of national leader Heydar Aliyev. Aliyev has rendered exceptional services in the modern history of Azerbaijan. The 10-year presidency of Heydar Aliyev is considered the stage of formation of the Azerbaijani state, implementation of political and economic reforms. He is regarded as an author of oil deals called the Contract of the Century singed in 1994 with participation of over 30 companies from the US, England, France, Russian and other countries.
The magazine also touched on grandiose Eurovision Song Contest 2012 held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan in May.
The numerous photos of President Ilham Aliyev`s meetings with the world leaders and large-scale reconstruction works in Azerbaijan were also reflected in the magazine.