Congress of World Azerbaijanis of great importance

  03 June 2016    Read: 926
Congress of World Azerbaijanis of great importance
The Congress of World Azerbaijanis is of great importance in terms of the unity of Azerbaijanis around the world, said Azerbaijan
He made the remarks at the 4th Congress of World Azerbaijanis in Baku June 3.

“Today is a very important day in our country’s life. Leaders if Azerbaijani diaspora organizations abroad are in Azerbaijan – in the homeland. I congratulate all the Azerbaijanis,” the president said.

Ilham Aliyev recalled that the first Congress of World Azerbaijanis was held in 2011 on the initiative of Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev.

He noted that the establishment of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora has increased the number of the Azerbaijani diaspora organizations – today there are 462 diaspora organizations.

He noted that the establishment of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora has increased the number of the Azerbaijani diaspora organizations – today there are 462 diaspora organizations.

“Diaspora organizations have achieved a lot in terms of quantity and quality, they are playing an important role in the country’s life,” Ilham Aliyev said. “Heydar Aliyev was paying special attention to Azerbaijanis living in other republics during the Soviet period. On the initiative of Heydar Aliyev, 800 Azerbaijani young people were studying at the leading universities of Russia and the other Soviet republics without taking an examination.”

He noted that December 31 was declared the Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis on the initiative of national leader Heydar Aliyev.

“Today, we can hold any event in different parts of the world and bring to the international community the truth about Azerbaijan. The statements made at the congress will further expand our opportunities,” the president said.

The head of state called on the Azerbaijanis throughout the world not to break ties with their homeland.

“In this case, the Azerbaijani state will give them more support. Millions of Azerbaijanis are living abroad. I want Azerbaijanis to play more active role in the political life of the countries they live. Young people should also be in contact with Azerbaijan, know the Azerbaijani language. More than 160 Azerbaijani weekend schools are operating in foreign countries. There should be coordination among the diaspora organizations abroad,” President Aliyev concluded.

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