President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva met Chairperson of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly’s Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, SIA reports.
"We, in Russia, know You very well. We know You not only as the spouse of the President, but also in other terms. You have, indeed, been engaged in a great public activity both as a member of the Azerbaijani Parliament, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and a goodwill ambassador. You have always been welcomed in Russia. Your daughter Leyla has been doing great works with the youth movement and youth organizations in Moscow. Recently, a grandiose event was held in Moscow. What is important is that the whole family has been doing great works towards developing and strengthening of the Russian-Azerbaijani relations. Taking this opportunity, I would like, on behalf of my colleagues, to present you the medal instituted by the Federation Council with the purpose of appreciating Your activity for the contribution You have made to strengthening of the Russia-Azerbaijan relations, and to humanitarian cooperation. This medal is a high award of CIS countries Interparliamental Assembly for cooperation. With this award we honour persons who contribute to the development of cooperation between our countries." Valentino Matviyenko highlighted.
At the meeting, chairperson of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly’s Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, presented to Mehriban Aliyeva a medal of the Federation Council for her contribution to the development of bilateral ties and humanitarian cooperation.
In her turn Azerbaijani First Lady thanked Russian Federation Council for rhe award, "I would like to sincerely thank You for the award. In Your speech, You very well talked about the relations between Russia and Azerbaijan. Your speech has indeed covered all spheres. So, I don’t want to reiterate them. I just want to say that our relations in all areas may be an example for building the policy and relations between two neighbouring countries on the basis of mutual respect, friendship and mutual interests. It has always been and will be so. I’m pleased to see little contributions made by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation being so much appreciated. I’m glad now our projects are extending. Recently the President was on a visit to Astrakhan. I was watching the event on TV, and it was pleasing that the name of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation was cited. Leyla’s active role in our activities was emphasized. All these are a natural process and I’m confident they will continue the same way. Thank You very much again for the award. I’m sure our cooperation will strengthen further." noted President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
Highlighting the significance of the IV Baku International Humanitarian Forum Valentino Matviyenko said that the International Humanitarian Forum has been permanently registered in Baku, and it’s been known in the world as the Baku Forum.
"I want to say that the International Humanitarian Forum has been permanently registered in Baku, and it’s been known in the world as the Baku Forum. This is the great contribution of Azerbaijan and, in particular, Yours. I know how much work You have done in the humanitarian area, in the world as a whole, between states, between Russia and Azerbaijan towards strengthening of humanitarian cooperation. This lifts Azerbaijan’s image and is a contribution made to recognition of Azerbaijan’s services in the world, in the world policy as a whole, in particular in humanitarian area. In my opinion, this lifts a country’s status further. Azerbaijan’s development with rapid pace, such changes in Baku are worth great respect. Therefore, we congratulate You on this significant event, and my colleagues, members of the Federation Council are always ready to cooperate with you in the humanitarian sphere." added Matviyenko.