On 16 November, the Buta palace hosted a reception on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP). According to president.az, Ilham Aliyev in his speech said “First, our main enemy is the Armenian lobby. I have often talked about it, I want to say it again without fearing anyone – our enemy is the Armenian lobby. Because Armenia as a country is of no value. It is actually a colony, an outpost run from abroad, a territory artificially created on ancient Azerbaijani lands. The Armenian lobby is our main enemy and we are the main enemy for them. In fact, the source of our enmity with them is their hostility towards us”.