May 11, 2024

Heydar Aliyev Foundation, ICESCO ink memorandum on cooperation

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) signed Saturday a memorandum on cooperation in Shusha.


The document envisages the exchange of experience in the domains of culture, science and education, as well as promotion of up-to-date technologies, and simultaneously, implementation of joint projects.


Anar Alakbarov, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Salim bin Mohammed AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General, explored the bilateral cooperation and existing relations between ICESCO and the Foundation over the past period.


The two highlighted the activities and contributions of Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Foundation, as the ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador to the rapprochement of civilizations and intercultural dialogue.


The sides also stressed the activities of the Foundation aimed at developing education and culture, humanitarian projects in Azerbaijan and abroad, as well as inter-religious dialogue. They underscored that the memorandum would pave the way for the successful cooperation.


The meeting also focused on the importance of the works carried out by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in a short period of time to protect and restore of historical, religious and cultural monuments after the occupation in terms of preserving the cultural and historical heritage in Shusha, which was chosen as the cultural capital of the Islamic world for 2024. The two also discussed cooperation with ISESCO in this area.


Then, Director-General of the ICESCO Salim bin Mohammed AlMalik visited the historical and religious monuments in Shusha and familiarized himself with the facts of Armenian vandalism committed here during the occupation.