President: In accordance with Global Firepower Index, Azerbaijan ranked 52nd among most powerful armies, while Armenia ranked 96th

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In accordance with Global Firepower Index, Azerbaijan ranked 52nd among most powerful armies, while Armenia ranked 96th.


President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made the remarks at the meeting held on the results of 2019.

"Moreover, Azerbaijan ranked 63rd in air force, while Armenia’s place was 86. Azerbaijan’s ranking was 67 for naval power, Armenia does not have a sea. In terms of combat tanks, Azerbaijan ranked 32 out of 137, while Armenia was at the 78th place. The source is ‘Global Firepower 2019’ report," said the President.

"I would like to express my view on one issue. Recently you can see that Armenian PM compares Azerbaijan to Armenia when he speaks of Armenia’s ‘successes’. In Pashinyan’s view, Armenia overtakes Azerbaijan in most indicators.There is no need to prove that this presumption is baseless. Azerbaijan gets ahead of Armenia with big difference in all major parameters. In order to verify it, I would like to state several events and figures. 

As you know, Azerbaijan was elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council with support of 155 countries. It is a high indicator itself. Firstly, we accomplished such honourable and big mission for the first time and Azerbaijan’s independence was 20 years old at that time. On the other side, this was one of the factors which directly affected Azerbaijan’s reputation in the international arena. Absolute majority of the world community believed in us and voted for us with confidence. I have already given enough information on this event in previous times. However, one issue has not been paid enough attention, and most people are not aware of it. The reality is that Armenia put forward its candidacy before Azerbaijan in 2011. After Azerbaijan’s candidacy, they contemplated and withdrew their candidacy cowardly knowing that they would lose competing with Azerbaijan. They knew that Azerbaijan would win with high results and they would be disgraced. This happened 9 years ago. It shows to what extent Azerbaijan’s and Armenia’s reputation differs internationally. Our election to UN Security Council is our big diplomatic and political victory. It was also a big victory over Armenia. 

Armenia committed provocation against Azerbaijani civilians in 2016. Azerbaijani civilians lost their lives as a result of Armenian provocation. There were also children among victims. In response, Azerbaijan successfully carried out a counter-attack and liberated thousands of hectares of land in Agdere, Fuzuli and Jabrayil. Azerbaijani flag was erected there. It was our military victory. Our next military victory was in 2018. As a result of the successful operation in Nakhchivan,  more than 10 thousand hectares of land has been liberated from occupants and several important strategic heights have been released. These strategic heights allow us to control Armenia’s strategic communications. It was our second military victory," Ilham Aliyev said.



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President: In accordance with Global Firepower Index, Azerbaijan ranked 52nd among most powerful armies, while Armenia ranked 96th

2019/10/1571994117.jpg
Read: 835     17:24     14 January 2020    

In accordance with Global Firepower Index, Azerbaijan ranked 52nd among most powerful armies, while Armenia ranked 96th.


President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made the remarks at the meeting held on the results of 2019.

"Moreover, Azerbaijan ranked 63rd in air force, while Armenia’s place was 86. Azerbaijan’s ranking was 67 for naval power, Armenia does not have a sea. In terms of combat tanks, Azerbaijan ranked 32 out of 137, while Armenia was at the 78th place. The source is ‘Global Firepower 2019’ report," said the President.

"I would like to express my view on one issue. Recently you can see that Armenian PM compares Azerbaijan to Armenia when he speaks of Armenia’s ‘successes’. In Pashinyan’s view, Armenia overtakes Azerbaijan in most indicators.There is no need to prove that this presumption is baseless. Azerbaijan gets ahead of Armenia with big difference in all major parameters. In order to verify it, I would like to state several events and figures. 

As you know, Azerbaijan was elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council with support of 155 countries. It is a high indicator itself. Firstly, we accomplished such honourable and big mission for the first time and Azerbaijan’s independence was 20 years old at that time. On the other side, this was one of the factors which directly affected Azerbaijan’s reputation in the international arena. Absolute majority of the world community believed in us and voted for us with confidence. I have already given enough information on this event in previous times. However, one issue has not been paid enough attention, and most people are not aware of it. The reality is that Armenia put forward its candidacy before Azerbaijan in 2011. After Azerbaijan’s candidacy, they contemplated and withdrew their candidacy cowardly knowing that they would lose competing with Azerbaijan. They knew that Azerbaijan would win with high results and they would be disgraced. This happened 9 years ago. It shows to what extent Azerbaijan’s and Armenia’s reputation differs internationally. Our election to UN Security Council is our big diplomatic and political victory. It was also a big victory over Armenia. 

Armenia committed provocation against Azerbaijani civilians in 2016. Azerbaijani civilians lost their lives as a result of Armenian provocation. There were also children among victims. In response, Azerbaijan successfully carried out a counter-attack and liberated thousands of hectares of land in Agdere, Fuzuli and Jabrayil. Azerbaijani flag was erected there. It was our military victory. Our next military victory was in 2018. As a result of the successful operation in Nakhchivan,  more than 10 thousand hectares of land has been liberated from occupants and several important strategic heights have been released. These strategic heights allow us to control Armenia’s strategic communications. It was our second military victory," Ilham Aliyev said.



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