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September 13, 2005

Solemn ceremony dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani scientist, academician Yusif Mammadaliyev held at the residence of UNESCO in Paris

Solemn ceremony dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani scientist, academician Yusif Mammadaliyev was held at the residence of UNESCO in Paris, on September 13.


In Paris, spouse of the UNESCO Director-General Takaka Matsuura, vice director-general of UNESCO Walter Erdelen and other officials greeted the President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Fund of the Friends to Azerbaijan Culture, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva who came to take part at the ceremony.


Informing on the photo exhibition containing photos of the great scientist - as known, he was an amateur photographer - Minister of culture of Azerbaijan Polad Bulbuloglu said the photos show range of interests of the world known scholar, and also his devotedness to the Motherland, his nation.


Mehriban Khanum and participants of the ceremony familiarized with the photos, after which a documentary, "The Top Of Time", narrating on the scientist`s lifetime and activity, was demonstrated.


On behalf of the UNESCO Director-General, his deputy Walter Erdelen, as well as the president of Chemistry Society of France Arman Lattй and president of the Azerbaijan National Academy Mahmud Karimov spoke at the event. As was stated by orators, it was honor for the Organization to mark the jubilee of Azerbaijani scientist in UNESCO residence, reminding his merits in development of the chemistry, the modern oil chemical industry, the role of the fuel technology in gaining victory in the WWII invented by Yusif Mammadaliyev, his special efforts in creation of chemical enterprises in Sumgait, the initiatives he made for creation of the Shamakhi Astrophysics Observatory and five new scientific-research institutes and others.


Speaking at the action, the grandson of the scientist Yusif Mammadaliyev thanked the Director-General of UNESCO Koichiro Matsuura and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev for organization of such ceremony devoted to his grandfather, and said that the nationwide leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev had great merits in perpetuation of memory of the prominent Azerbaijani scholar.


UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva addressed the ceremony.


Upon completion of action, the masters of the art of Azerbaijan gave concert. During the concert, the national songs and dances of Azerbaijan were performed.


After the concert, Mehriban Aliyeva has expressed gratitude to the masters of art, and was photographed with them in memory.


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