We should increase attention to the establishment of competitive areas of production in order to lower Azerbaijan's dependence on oil production and oil pricesAliyev: Azerbaijan needs non-oil growth Feb 13, 2009
It's a good question, how long we are going to waitAzerbaijan crucial to Western hopes of increased Caspian gas exports Feb 05, 2009
We have already reached all major objectives in our countryAzerbaijan key to energy diversity Jan 14, 2009
Azerbaijan has not refused the Nabucco project. This is a real project and has futureAzerbaijan refutes Nabucco claims Sep 09, 2008
Next year the pipeline will reach its design capacity and start exporting 50 million tons (350 million barrels) of oil a yearBTC capacity at maximum by 2009 Jul 25, 2008
Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev (Azerbaijani: İlham Heydər oğlu Əliyev, Илһам Һејдәр оғлу Әлиев, ایلهام علیف; born 24 December 1961, Baku) is the President of Azerbaijan since 2003. He also functions as the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party and the head of the National Olympic Committee. Apart from his native Azerbaijani, he speaks English, French, Russian, and Turkish.
Ilham Aliyev is the son of Heydar Aliyev, who was Azerbaijan's president from 1993-2003.
In 1977 Aliyev entered the Moscow State University of International Relations (MSUIR) and in 1982 continued his education as a postgraduate. In 1985 he received a PhD degree in history. In 1985-1990 Aliyev has been lecturing at MSUIR.