June 6, 2011

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva met with Governor of Saint Petersburg Valentina Matviyenko

Governor of Saint Petersburg Valentina Matviyenko met with Leila Aliyeva, the Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Chairwoman of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia (AYOR), Smolny, June 6.

The meeting took place in frame of the visit of Leila Aliyeva to the City on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of the establishment of AYOR.


Mrs Aliyeva informed the Governor of the opening of the Nizami Ganjavi Garden in Kamennoostrovsk Avenue within the AYOR conference in the City. The event was dedicated to the 870th birthday of the poet. In addition, AYOR and School No.163 in Saint Petersburg have signed an agreement on humanitarian cooperation.


V.Matviyenko expressed gratitude to L.Aliyeva for the works towards the development of cultural relations between Saint Petersburg and Azerbaijan, Russia and Azerbaijan.


The Governor said: ‘Such cultural projects bring our nations closer, develop friendship between the youth’. According to her, Petersburg is interested in the development of the historical friendly ties between the northern capital of Russia and Azerbaijan.


Mrs Matviyenko supported the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and AYOR for the development of educational cooperation.


The same day, Leila Aliyeva met with First Deputy Chairwoman of the Education Committee of Saint Petersburg Natalya Putelovskaya in Secondary School No.163.


L.Aliyeva spoke of Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s projects for the development of education, underlined the care in Azerbaijan to Russian language and literature. According to her, AYOR plans to establish a cultural education center at School No.163 reflecting friendly relations between the two countries.


N.Putelovskaya highly assessed the projects Heydar Aliyev Foundation performs for the development of education, stressed a cultural education center to be set up at School No.163 will contribute to the development of friendly relations between the two countries and nations.


Agreement on humanitarian cooperation between AYOR and School No.163 was signed in the meeting.