August 26, 2016

Mass media in the United Arab Emirates write about the wide-ranging activity of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva

“Wahdat” and “Al-Fajr” newspapers, “Arabian Business” business news portal, “Foochia“ portal belonging to “Ermi Media”, as well as “Middle East Online” portal, with its central office in London, have published articles about Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva.


In all the articles, information is provided about Mehriban Aliyeva’s educated parents, and her being a granddaughter of eminent writer Mir Jalal Pashayev is underscored.


Multilateral activity of Azerbaijan’s first lady is talked about in detail in the articles. Referring to the first lady’s activities within the country, it is first noted that Mehriban Aliyeva has been heading the Friends of the Azerbaijani Culture Foundation and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, named after the Azerbaijani people’s national leader. It is also brought to attention that both the foundations have been making contributions to the state and people of Azerbaijan, by implementing social and economic projects. As an example, special care shown by Mehriban Aliyeva towards children and the elderly, as well as works she has carried out to solve their problems are cited.


The articles state that, considering tolerance and peace as priority matters, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has undertaken construction or renovation of mosques and churches in the country. It is due to this approach that has ensured peaceful living of numerous ethnic minorities in our republic.


Mehriban Aliyeva’s special role in conveying Azerbaijani people’s rich national music heritage to young and growing generations is underscored. Readers are told that it was Mehriban Aliyeva, thanks to whose multilateral attention, art institutions are constructed in Azerbaijan today, and music, in particular its mugham genre, is greatly sympathized by young talents.


Care shown by Mehriban Aliyeva towards sport has also been covered in the articles. It is mentioned that Mehriban Aliyeva has been heading the National Gymnastics Federation, and that due to this fact, progress is observed in this type of sports, and information is given to readers also about Baku’s hosting various international competitions. Moreover, it is emphasized that the high- level organization of the first European Games in 2015 in Baku is associated with the name of the Organizing Committee spearheaded by Mehriban Aliyeva, and it is stated that due to these Games’ being organized on the highest level, the first lady has been entrusted with the mission of chairing the National Committee for the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Azerbaijan in 2017. At the same time, successful organization of the Eurovision Song Contest, of which Organizing Committee’s head was Mehriban Aliyeva, is also mentioned.


As regards the foreign activity of Mehriban Aliyeva, here, humanitarian actions through the Heydar Aliyev Foundation is recalled. As an example are cited vaccination actions in Russia, Pakistan and other countries, open heart surgeries, donations to the Eye Diseases Hospital and the Thalassemia Centre in Pakistan, and blood donation actions. It is also brought to attention that the Foundation has extended its helping hand to people who have suffered from natural disasters occurred in Romania, Haiti, Pakistan, and other places around the world.


In the articles, along with the contributions of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to promoting our rich national music heritage on a global scale, it’s role in advocating global values, peace and tolerance is also underscored. It is brought to the attention of the readers that, giving priority to tolerance and peace, the Foundation makes every effort to ensure the dialogue and cooperation between different cultures and religions on a global scale, and organizes significant international events to this end. It is also emphasized that the Heydar Aliyev Foundation closely participates in repairing historical monuments being considered material and cultural treasures of France, Germany, Italy and other countries.


In the conclusive parts of the articles, it is brought to attention that Mehriban Aliyeva’s multilateral and tireless activity won her the names of goodwill ambassadors of such influential international organizations as UNESCO and ISESCO, high state orders of France, Pakistan, Poland and Serbia, as well as an award of the World Health Organization, “Golden Mozart” Medal of UNESCO, and “Golden Heart” international award.