Shamakhi, October 15, AZERTAC
“Young people all over the world should join Azerbaijan`s First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva’s initiative of planting 650,000 trees in the country in one day to mark the 650th birthday anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi,” Shamakhi resident Ramiz Mirzayev has told AZERTAC’s regional correspondent.
“We welcome President Ilham Aliyev’s declaring 2019 as a Year of Nasimi in Azerbaijan and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva’s initiative of planting 650,000 trees in the country,” Mirzayev said.
“The environmental issue is one of the most concerning global problems. The health of each person mostly depends on this factor. Therefore, everyone should support this initiative,” he added.
Initiated by Azerbaijan`s First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva, this project aims to promote the legacy of Imadaddin Nasimi all over the world. Public figures, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps, executive authorities, non-governmental organizations and young volunteers will join the initiative.
Planting 650,000 trees in the country in one day will help reduce 2,6 thousand cubic meters of CO2 emissions each year. This will make also significant contribution to the climate change mitigation and environmental protection.
Preparations for the large-scale event has already started in Shamakhi.
President Ilham Aliyev declared 2019 as a Year of Nasimi in Azerbaijan.