An event dedicated to "June 15th - National Liberation Day" was held at Azerbaijan University. At the event organized by the Department of Social Sciences, it was said that June 15th is one of the turning points of the modern history of Azerbaijan. The national leader Heydar Aliyev's returning to the leadership of Azerbaijan for the second time saved our nation from a great disaster, which was on the verge of civil war, and laid the foundation for the political and economic reforms that determine the development of our country today.
The event began with the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Making a keynote speech, vice-rector for scientific affairs, professor Yusif Gasimov noted that it has become a tradition to hold events at Azerbaijan University dedicated to significant events, sometimes sad and sometimes proud, in our statehood history. One of such important events is the date of June 15th, 1993, when national leader Heydar Aliyev was elected chairman of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Preservation of the independence that our country regained in 1991 is undoubtedly the historical service of national leader Heydar Aliyev. With the return of the national leader to the leadership of Azerbaijan, our people survived the historical test, successfully passed the turning point and enriched the traditions of statehood to a new level.
Head of the Foreign Languages Department, Associate Professor Samira Mammadova said in her speech on "Services of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the modern history of Azerbaijan" that on June 15th, 1993, the national leader Heydar Aliyev undertook the great rescue mission and the people which intended to decide their own future by uniting closely around him have passed an honorable path from liberation to great development under the leadership of this prominent politician and great personality. The Azerbaijan we live in today is the Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev wanted to see. All the successes achieved by our people are based on the political course determined by the national leader and the fact that President Ilham Aliyev successfully continued this political course.
Professor of Social Sciences Department Gasim Hajiyev's speech was dedicated to "Heydar Aliyev's struggle against Armenian claims to Nagorno-Karabakh". It was stated in the speech that the true essence of the mass slaughter, deportation, ethnic cleansing, genocide and aggressive policy carried out by Armenian nationalists against our people was revealed after the national leader Heydar Aliyev returned to political power, and these events were givent a political and legal evaluation.