An opening ceremony of Anadolu technical-vocational lyceum after Heydar Aliyev has been held in Kars.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili attended the opening ceremony.
The national anthems of Turkey and Azerbaijan were played first.
Then Turkish national education minister Nebi Avcı addressed the ceremony.
President Ilham Aliyev and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made speeches.
Following the speeches President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili cut the ribbon symbolizing the official inauguration of the lyceum.
The presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey signed the guest book.
The heads of state reviewed the lyceum.
There are busts of leaders of the Turkish world Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Heydar Aliyev in the foyer. There are also information boards and photo stands reflecting the life and activity of great leaders Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Heydar Aliyev. The Azerbaijani and Turkish language text of the Decree “On Founding the Day of Azerbaijani Alphabet and Azerbaijani Language”, which was signed by national leader Heydar Aliyev on August 9, 2001, is on display here.
It was said that the groundbreaking of the lyceum took place in May of 2011 with the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The construction of the lyceum, which occupies an area of 2.2 hectares, was financed by the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan. All conditions have been created at the complex which is the largest and most prestigious lyceum in the Eastern Anatolia Region. The lyceum consists of 32 classrooms, a 200-bed dormitory, a 200-man indoor gym, an outdoor spots area, a library and two workshops. There are more than 400 students at the lyceum served by 24 teachers.
The presidents of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia planted a tree in the yard of the lyceum.