February 13, 2006

Delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations of the United States visits Heydar Aliyev Foundation

On February 13, the delegation of Conference of heads of the major Jewish organizations of the United States of America has visited the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Members of delegation have familiarized with the exhibition and exposition of Foundation. Visitors have been in detail informed on the pictures taken from personal archive of the national leader and covering the separate periods of his activity.

The guests with greater interest have looked numerous pictures reflecting the most various moments of life of Heydar Aliyev and creating wide representation about the whole stage of history of Azerbaijan, the gifts, presented to him by known politicians of the world, the book about the great leader, pictures on which he is embodied together with leaders, scientists, men of culture and art of the various countries.

Visitors have left record in the book of memory of Foundation, and familiarized with the audio and videodisks, school accessories, with the books released with support of Foundation, albums.

Then, President of Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva met with the guests. Having addressed to visitors in English, Mehriban Aliyeva warmly welcomed them, having noted, that feels boundless pride because the heads of the organizations uniting Jews living in America, are in Azerbaijan and in the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, that attached great importance to cooperation with the authoritative world organizations, non-governmental organizations, and stands ready to establish links and with the USA Jewish organizations.

Mrs Aliyeva invited the guests to see the video on activities of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The English-language video left good impressions on the visitors. Reps of the Jewish organizations noted they have witnessed the implementation of the biggest projects by the Foundation and its President in field of settlement of specific people and social problems of the country, help to the children trained at children homes and boarding schools, suffering from diabetes, life without thalassemia, education and culture. They expressed pleasure of being obviously familiarized with rich culture, classic and modern music of Azeri people, highly valued the activity of Mrs Aliyeva as Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO, President of Friends of Azerbaijani Culture Foundation and Gymnastics Federation as well.

The American visitors have expressed gratitude for hospitality which they meet in the Republic continually, the help rendered in the cause of assignment of the wide site area for construction in Baku of the Jewish school. They have emphasized, that the meeting with the President of Azerbaijan has left an indelible trace that were convinced that was created in the country morally-legal conditions for free, peace environment, for representatives of all religions and nationalities and that this left in their hearts deep impressions, have noted, that have learned about the heavy sufferings caused by the Armenian aggression to the people of Azerbaijan and that the truths about Azerbaijan will be disseminated in the United States.

They congratulated the President of the Foundation on being elected the member of the parliament, announced the person of the year, awarded the order `Ruby Cross` among the most popular philanthropists of the world, wished her success in future activities.

Thanking for warm words Mrs Aliyeva said while establishing the Friends of Azerbaijani Culture Foundation yet 10 years ago we aimed to popularize rich culture, ancient past, traditions of our nation around the world. Thanks a lot for emphasizing and appreciating these, saying that Azerbaijan is not only oil country but also the one with rich culture. I have always considered the good will, good act can change many in the world towards goodness.

First Lady of Azerbaijan was presented on behalf of members of the delegation the souvenir with Jewish words expressing peace and happiness to the precious persons, their family and nation.

Mehriban Aliyeva presented the book, album, audio and video CDs that are projects of the Foundation and contain the realities, culture and national music of Azerbaijan to each member of the delegation.

President of the Foundation answered the questions of media reps accompanying the delegation.

Guests were taken photo with Mehriban Aliyeva and left the Foundation under good impressions.