“We have 340 schools in Azerbaijan where teaching is in Russian. We have 10 Georgian schools in Azerbaijan. In Georgia, there are 116 Azerbaijani schools. There are Armenian schools in Iran, but there are no Azerbaijani-language schools in Iran. How can that happen? If someone says that this is interference in internal affairs, we absolutely reject that. Azerbaijan’s foreign policy is very clear: we never interfere in internal affairs of any country,” said Ilham Aliyev at the international conference “Along the Middle Corridor: Geopolitics, Security and Economy”.
“We are raising the issue of teaching in the Azerbaijani language in Iranian schools because the Azerbaijani language spoken by the Azerbaijanis of Iran is losing its literary component, it becomes just a language they speak at home,” President Ilham Aliyev added.