February 21, 2017

Sitting of the Security Council chaired by President Ilham Aliyev

Mehriban Aliyeva was appointed First Vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan by an order of President Ilham Aliyev.

 

On February 21, a sitting of the Security Council took place, chaired by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

 

At the sitting, President Ilham Aliyev introduced Mehriban Aliyeva.

 

First Vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva addressed the sitting:

 

- Dear Mister President.

 

Thank You very much for giving me such high confidence. By being appointed to this position, I fully understand the seriousness of the responsibility imposed upon me, and I believe, Mister President, I will be able to justify Your confidence, and confidence of all people.

 

I would like to thank You profoundly for the words You said about my activity, and for the appreciation thereof. To be favoured with such an appreciation is a great honour for me. Every success, every achievement You have listed was possible due to Your help and support.

 

During the years past, Your statehood ideas, patriotism, faithfully and bravely defending the Azerbaijani state’s interests, Your unity with the people of Azerbaijan have been a good example for me and for all people. It was an example to direct our activity. We are proud of being able to make our contribution, however small it may be, to positive trends, changes, development happening recent years in our country, and lifting Azerbaijan’s image on the international arena. I am sure, regardless of the position, a human should approach his/her job, when choosing the profession, with conscience, try to reach the targets set, and follow integrity in his words and work.

 

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation I have been heading for over 13 years has built its work on humanitarian principles. We have implemented a number of large-scale projects during these years. We have been taking active part in Azerbaijan’s public and political life. We have implemented infrastructure projects. For 13 years, we have not remained indifferent to problems of people. It is a direct duty of each employee of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to keep an active intercourse with people, listen to their problems, help and provide moral support to those in need of assistance. I think this is also a duty of all people being employed by state entities. In our daily activities, such traits as humanism, mercy, mutual respect and kindness should not be forgotten. Conversely, relying on such moral values, one can gain great victories and reach summits.

 

Dear Mister President.

 

Esteemed members of the Security Council.

 

I want to assure you that I will build my future activity on the basis of these principles. I will prefer the interests of our country and people to everything else, and will try to serve Azerbaijan decently.

 

I would like to once more express my profound gratitude to You for the confidence. 

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