Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva’s Visit to the Fuzuli District

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Fuzuli district on September 27. The head of state and the First Lady laid flowers on a memorial plaque for 27 September-Remembrance Day in Garakhanbayli village, Fuzuli district. In front of the memorial plaque, President Ilham Aliyev wished peace for the souls of our martyrs and affirmed that on Remembrance Day all Azerbaijani people commemorate the dear memory of our martyrs. President Ilham Aliyev stated: “ Our martyrs sacrificed their lives for the Motherland. We are proud of them. We are proud of our heroic soldiers and officers. The blood of our martyrs did not remain unavenged, we have avenged the blood of our martyrs. We took our revenge on the battlefield. We freed our native lands from the enemy and restored the territorial integrity of our country.”

Emphasizing that the 44-day Patriotic War is our glorious history, President Ilham Aliyev during his speech noted that: “ In honor of our martyrs, this monument, this piece of stone, has been erected here near the village of Garakhanbayli. Garakhanbayli and five other villages were liberated on the first day of the Second Karabakh War. Garakhanbayli, Garvand, Horadiz, Yukhari Abdurrahmanli – the villages of Fuzuli district, and the villages of Jabrayil district – Boyuk Marjanli and Nuzgar – were liberated on the first day of the war. We lost the first martyrs exactly here, in this place. The enemy’s trench was located next to this monument. There were five or six lines of defense in this direction. Azerbaijani soldiers and officers looked death in the eye as they broke through this and subsequent defense lines. They were literally facing death, sacrificing their lives so that our tricolor flag could fly in Shusha and all other lands that were occupied at the time. They sacrificed their lives so that the people of Azerbaijan could restore their dignity, restore justice and return our people to these lands.”

President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva then observed a moment of silence at 12:00 to honor the memory of the Patriotic War martyrs on the occasion of Remembrance Day.