July 3, 2012

Russian youth meet with Vice President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva

A group of youth from Russian public and non-governmental organizations and higher educational institutions is on a visit to Azerbaijan at the invitation of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia (AYOR). The Russian youth met at Heydar Aliyev Foundation with Chairperson of AYOR, Vice President of the Foundation Mrs Leyla Aliyeva, 3 July.

Welcoming the visitors to the Foundation, Mrs Leyla Aliyeva expressed delight of the meeting.

Mrs Leyla Aliyeva spoke of the Foundation`s history and activity, and highlighted its goals. She said: “From the first day of its establishment the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been implementing large-scaled projects aimed at developing education and healthcare in Azerbaijan, preserving cultural heritage and protecting environment in the country. The Foundation makes its contribution to boosting Azerbaijan`s prosperity, developing the country`s culture and studying its history.”

The Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation highlighted Azerbaijan`s youth policy. She hailed the cooperation between Azerbaijani and Russian youth. Mrs Leyla Aliyeva mentioned the importance of the projects performed in this sphere.

The Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation expressed confidence the 5-day visit will allow the Russian youth to closely familiarize themselves with Azerbaijan.

Expressing gratitude for the invitation, members of the Russian delegation said they had good impressions from the visit. They said such visits contribute to strengthening the cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia in the field of youth affairs.

As part of the visit that will last till July 6 the Russian youth will travel to Azerbaijan`s regions, see the realities of Azerbaijan, construction works underway in the country and historical sites.

The visits by the Russian youth to Azerbaijan started several years ago, and are aimed at increasing their awareness of the country and deepening the bilateral cooperation.