From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia within the framework of his state visit to Estonia

4 July 2010

Armenians have already determined their destiny. They have the state of Armenia, although this state was also created on the historical lands of Azerbaijan. This is clear to everyone. After the declaration of independence of Azerbaijan in 1918, the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan decided to concede the city of Iravan to Armenia as its capital the very next day. The city of Iravan was the center of the Iravan Khanate where Azerbaijanis lived. Armenians  have already created their own state on the lands of Azerbaijan.