Besides Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the delegates of the observer states – Turkmenistan, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Hungary, as well as the deputy head of the department of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan, attended the event.
Greeting the participants of the forum, the Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora, Fuad Muradov, paid attention to the fact that this Forum coincides with the historical event for Azerbaijan and the Turkic World – the days when Azerbaijan fully secured its sovereignty. The chairman congratulated the entire Turkic world on this occasion.
Deputy Chairman of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Adil Aliyev has underlined that the works done by the national leader of the Azerbaijani people, Heydar Aliyev, both in the field of diaspora building and for the sake of the unity of the Turkic world, is bearing fruit today.
The Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Farid Gayibov, called the activity of the diaspora youth a clear example of patriotism.
Deputy Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS), Yerzhan Mukash has noted that Heydar Aliyev’s services for the unity of the Turkic World will never be forgotten.
Yalchin Rafiyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, has told that during the 44-day Patriotic War, 170 million dollars collected by the Armenian diaspora living abroad was used to finance terror attacks against the civilian population of Azerbaijan.
Deputy Minister of Culture Saadat Yusifova has mentioned that liberation of our lands from occupation under the leadership of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev and the complete protection of our territorial integrity is not only a victory for Azerbaijan, but for the entire Turkic World.
The forum will continue its work with panel sessions.