“To entrust the creation of a monument to the outstanding representative of the Tajik people to someone from Azerbaijan is evidence of great trust, friendship, and brotherhood. We are also aware that the people of Tajikistan love and revere the great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi, who was born, lived, and left this world in his native Ganja. And this is the cultural foundation that creates the prerequisites for active interaction in all areas today,” President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in a joint press conference with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe.
The head of state noted that about 50 cadets from Tajikistan are currently studying at educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense and the State Border Service of Azerbaijan.
“We decided to help increase the number of Tajik students. Also, of course, I am sure that Azerbaijani students can receive education here in Tajikistan with great joy and desire,” the Azerbaijani leader added.