In the interview, conducted on 9 Nov., the President declared that "in the last year, nearly 100 thousand new jobs have been created, and the production of oil has gone up by 2.4 percent."
Aliyev also addressed the Azeri-Armenian conflict and the participation of Armenian delegates in the forthcoming annual conference of NATO's Parliamentary Assembly in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. "We cannot isolate ourselves," he said. "We want international events - seminars, conferences - to be held in Azerbaijan."
More details from the interview will be available at www.VOANews.com/Azeri and www.VOANews.com/Azerbaijani.