People of Azerbaijan marking National Salvation Day

People of Azerbaijan marking National Salvation Day

Azerbaijan is celebrating National Salvation Day today, on June 15.

In October of 1991, Azerbaijan gained independence. However, in the first years of independence, an internal crisis and a crisis of power emerged in the country. Chaos and confusion were reigning in all spheres of public life. The situation in the army was also worsening, and cases of desertion were increasing. The Armenian aggression was intensifying day by day. A crisis of power was being observed in Azerbaijan. There was also a struggle for power between individuals and groups.

After coming to power on May 14, 1992, the Popular Front party immediately demonstrated its complete inability to govern the country. In the summer of 1993, a real threat of civil war arose in Azerbaijan. On June 9, Heydar Aliyev, arrived in Baku in difficult days accepting the insistent invitations of the people. Thank to his efforts, the civil war in the country was prevented.

On June 15, 1993, Heydar Aliyev was elected Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan.Thus, this day went down in the history of the country as the Day of National Salvation. By the request of the people, the Parliament of Azerbaijan declared this day a holiday in June 1997.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has made a post on the occasion of June 15-the National Salvation Day on his official Twitter account. In a post, President Ilham Aliyev quoted national leader Heydar Aliyev as saying: "Our main task is to preserve, maintain, strengthen, develop and perpetuate the state independence of Azerbaijan.”