November 5, 2007

Memorandum of understanding signed between the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and reps of Uralsib Finance Corporation of Russia

Rehabilitation center will be built in Azerbaijan for children needing special care on the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

On November 5, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, MP, met with reps of Uralsib Finance Corporation of Russia, which has assumed the financial support to the project. 

First, guests were familiarized with the exhibits taken from the archive of the great leader reflecting separate eras of his activity, numerous documents reflecting the very various moments of genius person’s life and creating a detailed idea of the entire history of Azerbaijan, saw also materials reflecting large scale actions of Heydar Aliyev in Moscow as one of leaders of USSR, his childhood and youth.

Talking of action of the Foundation Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva 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. He said the Foundation also performs large-scale projects in fields such education, healthcare, closely cooperates with UNESCO and ISESCO. President of the Foundation mentioned there are still lots of children in Azerbaijan needing special care.

President of Uralsib Finance Corporation Nikolay Svetkov talked of action of the Corporation. He expressed pleasure of visiting Azerbaijan and said he is impressed by every visit to Azerbaijan.

The first step within this project is construction, supply and maintenance of rehabilitation center for children needing special care. The project will be realized by Heydar Aliyev Foundation due to financial support of Uralsib. The project provides for construction of new building for Origami Rehabilitation Center in Bulbule settlement for over 70 children needing special care living in nearby. For this purpose, Mehriban Aliyeva and Nikolay Svetkov signed MOU. 

The guest presented a souvenir to M.Aliyeva who in her turn presented him a book on projects implemented by Heydar Aliyev Foundation so far and ‘Singers of Garabag’ music album.  

In the end, guests were photographed with Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva.