August 31, 2005

Mehriban Aliyeva met with delegation of Marmara Group of Turkey

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva met the delegation of Turkey headed by the chairman of Vagf of the Marmara Group Strategic and Social Researches of Turkey Akkan Suver, 31 August. 


The guests familiarized with the photo exposition of the Foundation reflecting numerous periods of life of the nationwide leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.

Mr. Akkan Suver left records in the Remembrance Book.


Mehriban Khanum Aliyeva welcomed the visitors, noting that the close cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey possibly has reached a new phase, and develops rapidly.


Speaking of the tasks and goals of the Foundation, operating since may 2004, gave detailed information on its activity, Mehriban Khanum said the philosophy of Azerbaijanism, propaganda of the idea of Azerbaijanism, the questions connected to settlement of social problems of the Country are always in focus of the Foundation, which has refurbished 26 children houses and boarding schools, are being realized special programs on assistance to the children suffering with thalassemia.


Marking that the Foundation has many projects on education and culture, Mehriban Khanum informed on the "New Schools For Renewed Azerbaijan" program in the frame of which 132 schools will be built in the rural areas of Azerbaijan, on the program for propaganda of Azerbaijani mughams thought the world highly appreciated by UNESCO.


Stating that the Vagf of the Marmara Group does useful work for development of relations between the two countries, Ms. Aliyeva expressed confidence this meeting would play important role in mutual links of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Vagf.


Mr. Akkan Suver recalled his participation at the 1300th anniversary of the Kitabi-Dada-Gorgud epos in Baku, his meeting with the nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev and expressed pleasure of familiarization with the photo exposition.

The Turkish guest highly estimated activity of Mehriban Aliyeva, stressing hope for further links between the Vagf and Foundation. Mr. Akkan Suver presented gifts to Ms. Aliyeva and invited her to the conference to be organized by the Vagf in Turkey.


Mehriban Aliyeva accepted the invitation and presented to the Vagf of Marmara Group books on the activity of Foundation, an album on the singers of Karabakh, badges with description of Heydar Aliyev.

The guests were photographed in memory.