Address of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev to the Azerbaijani people on the occasion of November 12, the Constitution Day - Baku, November 11, 1999

Dear citizens of Azerbaijan!

I cordially congratulate you and deliver you my best wishes on the occasion of the November 12, the Constitution Day.

Four years have passed since the adoption of our first Constitution, which is of vital significance for our independent nation. Based on our century-old statehood traditions and universal values, this Constitution is historical development of our nation.

Generating favorable conditions to ensure rights and freedoms of our citizens, to maintain and develop our country, to implement democratic changes in society, the Constitution creates a basis for the activity of the government and citizens.

Significant work has been done for adjusting all the spheres of our country to the new Constitution and meeting its main demands. To adapt the Constitution and apply it in the process of building democratic, legal and secular state in Azerbaijan demand special efforts from each of us.

Dear citizens!

I am sure that every citizen, with a great responsibility, will strive to maintain and implement the main provisions of the Constitution for strengthening our independent state and its progress. I wish you tremendous successes in this activity.

Heydar Aliyev,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.