March 9, 2007

Mehriban Aliyeva met with Emine Erdoğan, spouse of Premier of the Republic of Turkey

Paying a visit to Azerbaijan Emine Erdoğan, spouse of Premier of the Republic of Turkey, visited Heydar Aliyev Foundation, March 9.


Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, MP, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, gave a warm welcome to the Turkish Premier`s spouse and daughter Sümeyye.


At the tea table Mrs Aliyeva informed of goals of the Foundation established in May 2004 in memory of national leader Heydar Aliyev. She noted main goals of the Foundation is to study and propagate rich political legacy of famous political figure Heydar Aliyev, create an obvious idea in foreign visitors and future generations on his large-scale activity towards socio-economic and cultural progress of Azerbaijan, support international projects started by the genius person, help the works implemented in field of wide propaganda of Azeri culture and history. For last 2 years up to 200 modern schools, supplied with necessary appliances, were built and commissioned on the initiative of the Foundation in all regions of republic including remotes villages that had no school so far. Wide-scale projects were implemented in field of health, in particular for helping the people suffering from diabetes and thalassemia, nearly 4000 citizens were helped in treatment. The Foundation realized also several projects on development of science and culture, application of IT, purchased up to 20,000 textbooks and other scientific books published in different languages and presented to higher schools, supported reconstruction of 29 children homes and boarding schools.


Noting relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey develop in all fields for last years and strengthen daily Mehriban Aliyeva said the Foundation is interested in expansion of ties with public organization of brotherly country.


The distinguished guest highly valued the wide philanthropic activity of Mrs Aliyeva and the Foundation led by her, wished her success in her generous mission.


President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva presented a souvenir to the spouse of Turkish Premier.


Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, spouse of Turkish Premier and guests accompanying her saw a documentary on activities of the Foundation at the video hall of the organization.