Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ebufez Karayev, highlighted Heydar Aliyev’s figure./ Photos: JDL
The Diplomat. 13/05/2017
On Wednesday, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador commemorated the 94th anniversary of the birth of the National Leader of his republic, Heydar Aliyev, in the presence of the Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ebulfez Karayev.
The Minister Karayev praised the figure of the leader and pointed out that: “Heydar Aliyev created the Republic of Azerbaijan through a friendly relationship with all the countries and the progress confirmed in the 23 years of his country’s independence”.
For his part, Ambassador Anar Maharramov, made a biographical sketch of Aliyev and remembered how, in the spring of 1993, with a governmental crisis in the country, he came to power and it was “then when the modern history of Azerbaijan started. Aliyev created reforms in the country that put an end to chaos and great investments were made in culture and social culture”. “Azerbaijan, the ambassador continued, is in the path already smoothed by the leader Aliyev and by his successor, the president Ilham Aliyev. Azerbaijan has turned into one of the most dynamic countries with an emerging economy in economic development of all the region of the Caucasus, and it plays a praiseworthy role in the international political scene”.
For his part, Turkey’s Ambassador, Ömer Önhon, highlighted the qualities of the Azerbaijani leader and confirmed that, with his actions, “he has taken Azerbaijan to an independence and sovereignty based on solid foundations”.
The event was attended by the ambassadors of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Iran and Georgia, along with the PP deputy, José María Chiquillo.