Paris, December 13, AZERTAC
December 12 marks the 13th anniversary of the death of the architect and founder of the independent Azerbaijan, world-renowned politician, National Leader Heydar Aliyev.
In this regard, the Azerbaijani Cultural Center in Paris has organized a commemorative event supported by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France.
Opening the event Azerbaijani Ambassador to France Elchin Amirbayov spoke about Heydar Aliyev`s rich lifetime and political career, the extraordinary life path of Heydar Aliyev and his outstanding role and tireless work in the preservation and strengthening of Azerbaijan's independent and sovereign statehood. The Ambassador highlighted the difficult challenges the National Leader faced in preserving Azerbaijan's independence and in shielding it from potential fragmentation.
The diplomat said: “We must also remember one important point. In 1993, in very difficult conditions on the insistence of the nation the national leader Heydar Aliyev came to power in Azerbaijan. During the development of oil and gas strategy, negotiations on “Contract of the Century”, and in the initial stage of the works, Heydar Aliyev was given the heavy, at the same time, an honorable mission to ensure social and political stability in the country, maintain the integrity and sovereignty of the state, to determine the priorities of domestic, foreign, regional and international policies, to prepare and implement a program of reforms in all spheres of activity of the country, in a word, to lay the foundation of a rich, strong, independent Azerbaijan”.
Participants revered memory of the Great Azerbaijani Leader with a moment of silence and watched a documentary on his life and political activity.