Baku 26 August 2022 : Mehriban Aliyeva, the First Lady of Azerbaijan – the main mission of this precedence is to serve the state, motherland and people faithfully. She successfully presents the identity of an Azerbaijani woman to the world. This identity is based on the rise of Azerbaijan, which she loves with all her heart, her successful presentation on the international scale, and the well-being of her native people.
Evaluating the status of the first lady as an opportunity to solve people’s problems, Mehriban Aliyeva actively participates in the social and political life of the country. She confirms that the First Lady is not only a wife, she does not just accompany the head of state on his foreign and domestic trips, this status imposes very important duties on her, and she copes with these duties skillfully… Mehriban Aliyeva, who created the Friends of Azerbaijan Culture Foundation in 1995, started a noble work in the way of introducing the material and moral wealth of our nation. An important indicator of her activity is reflected in the example of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation headed by her. She focused on education, schools, health care, children’s health and cultural programs. School construction projects, reconstruction of pre-school educational institutions, support program for the development of orphanages, boarding schools, construction of new children’s educational institutions created a serious quality change in this field. The First Lady made the social protection of children left without parental care a tradition, revived the charitable movement in the country, turned the Heydar Aliyev Foundation into an address of kindness and mercy not only in Azerbaijan, but also in the world. Protection of Azerbaijani culture, music, cultural heritage, and traditions, wide promotion in the world are among the highest goals of Mehriban Aliyeva. As a result of her multifaceted activity, samples of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Azerbaijan are included in the relevant UNESCO lists, mugham has become world music…
The first lady provides greater support for the restoration and construction of shrines, mosques and prayer halls, religious monuments in our country, makes a large contribution to the promotion of tolerance and intercultural dialogue, and on her initiative the restoration of churches and synagogues is successfully carried out.
Large-scale humanitarian and social projects in various countries, great support for the protection of world heritage at the international level, and the restoration of historical monuments have made the First Lady an authorized representative of Azerbaijan’s humanitarian and cultural diplomacy.
Her strong organizational skills played a special role in the organization of global events held in our country. Her dedicated work as the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 1st European Games raised the First Lady once again in the eyes of the people. This showed itself in the IV Islamic Solidarity Games.
Her activity is based on the purpose of decent service to the nation. That is why her appointment as the First Vice President of Azerbaijan in February 2017 was received very positively in the country. Immediately after this appointment, she started more decisive work, devoted her first meeting to the problems of refugees and internally displaced persons, and focused on solving these problems. The status of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the motherland is also high for her. The first vice-president pays special attention and care to the families of the martyrs, and takes important measures to restore the health of our officers and soldiers who were injured on the way to protecting the independence of Azerbaijan.
Also she is a wonderful wife – she pays enough attention to her family, she is a mother – she rises worthy children and takes care of her grandchildren.
Her personality and activities are in the attention of the world. Being awarded the honorary titles of goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO is also a manifestation of this attention. Her brilliant achievements are also reflected in the countless prestigious awards she has received. She is a politician, but the greatest policy for her is to make sacrifices for the happiness of people. As she said, the greatest reward is the respect and love of people…