Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony.
The ceremony was held as part of the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts and Spirituality, co-organised by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia.
Addressing the event, vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva highlighted the life and creativity of the great poet. Leyla Aliyeva hailed Nasimi’s great role in the development of the Azerbaijani literature. She thanked MGIMO rector Anatoly Torkunov, and those who contributed to the event.
Leyla Aliyeva then recited her poem.
In his remarks, MGIMO rector Anatoly Torkunov described the unveiling of Nasimi’s bust at the university as symbolic.
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu thanked the MGIMO leadership for providing an excellent opportunity to unveil the bust of Nasimi, a great Azerbaijani poet, thinker, and philosopher at the university.
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