Historical background to the document "Inauguration Speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev (Baku, "Republican" Palace, October 10, 1993)"

Extraordinary presidential elections took place on October 3, 1993. Heydar Aliyev’s candidacy was supported by 98.8% of voters.

The inauguration ceremony of Heydar Aliyev was held on October 10, 1993.

During his first tenure, Heydar Aliyev achieved to form a new army, sign a ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, adopt the first Constitution of the independent Azerbaijan, elaborate the new oil strategy, prepare and implement into life the privatization program and build an economy on the market principles. In the same period Heydar Aliyev paid official visits to 24 countries, delivered the realities of Azerbaijan to the world community from high rostrums of international organizations, such as the UN, the OSCE , NATO, the European Union, the OIC.