Yerevan / Mediamax /. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev linked the publication of the “Pandora documents” to his country’s victory in the second Karabakh war.
According to “Pandora documents” released in early October, the family of the President of Azerbaijan has sold property in the UK worth over £ 400 million in recent years.
“I have been president for 18 years. I was a successful entrepreneur. I was not poor when I was elected president. After I became president, I was no longer directly involved in business and left it to my family. You will probably understand that unlike other people in the West who left their legacy to cats and dogs, in Italy and Azerbaijan we honor family values. This is why I entrusted my business to my children. They continue, ”said Aliyev, quoted by Azerbaijani media in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
He said his children mainly invest in Azerbaijan.
“They also have investments outside of Azerbaijan. All of their business activity is transparent and passes international audits successfully, and no one can pretend that there is something wrong here, ”Aliyev said.
He said that the “mentioned publication and the noise it causes is another smear campaign against Azerbaijan.”
“Of course, the victory in the Second Karabakh War came as a surprise to many countries. They didn’t like it. They want to see Azerbaijan as a weak, dependent, occupied country which has always asked for help in resolving the conflict. But now, when Azerbaijan won over Armenia, Western circles, closely linked to Armenia, have become very active again. We were aware of the planned smear campaign against Azerbaijan and expected it, ”Aliyev said.