"I must also say that some people who are in power today also oppose reforms. These reforms affect their personal interests," the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at a meeting on the economic area, ONA reports.
The Head of State said they are trying to interfere with our work in every way. "They tarnish people with new thinking who strive for reforms, including through the media. The media have become a tool for internal struggle. It is unbearable. I do not want to go into too much detail but I have to say that it is unbearable when some members of the government are blackmailed by others. They are being denigrated. They cast a shadow on the reforms being carried out on behalf of the President. It is an unbearable situation. If someone believes that we should put up with this, they are wrong because there is no alternative to reform. Anyone who follows this path will work, of course. And those who oppose this and try to covertly hinder our work, then, of course, we can’t go any further with such people. So I want to say it again for the population to know and everyone to hear. Strong political will has been demonstrated. We want to see Azerbaijan a modern and rapidly developing country where transparency is in the first place, and we will achieve that. No-one can prevent us from doing this."