Exhibition dedicated to 100th anniversary of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) opens in Tbilisi
An exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) opened in Tbilisi. The scientific conference entitled ”The First Secular Parliamentary Republic of the East: Heritage and Values" was also held in the Georgian capital. Then an official reception took place. The event organizers are the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia.
Before the conference, Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Anar Alakbarov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia Dursun Hasanov and other officials visited the monument to the national Azerbaijani leader in Heydar Aliyev Park, located in the center of the capital of Georgia. Then the delegates visited the graves of the founders of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in the Muslim cemetery.
Addressing the conference, Hasanov spoke about the activities of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which are being implemented both in Azerbaijan and abroad under the leadership of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva. He noted that the Foundation pays particular attention to the development of cultural relations with Georgia, and carries out a complex of scientific and cultural events in this republic.
Speaking about the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the ambassador stressed that Georgia supports a just and based on the international law solution of the conflict, AzerTag reports. The diplomat also focused on the fact that Armenia should stop its aggressive policies and recognize the fact that Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding areas are the territories of Azerbaijan.
Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia Levan Kharatishvili spoke about the high level of development that Azerbaijan has reached. He also stressed that the relations between the two countries are successfully developing in all spheres, including in the field of science and education. In conclusion, Kharatishvili, on behalf of the leadership and staff of the ministry represented by him, congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the 100th anniversary of the ADR creation.
The consultant to the director of the Heydar Aliyev Center, Rashad Karimov, stressed that due to the successful policy of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan not only preserved but also strengthened its independence. In his speech, Karimov also conducted a comparative analysis of modern Azerbaijan and the ADR.
The leading researcher at the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Ph.D. Lamia Gafarzade, noted the successes achieved by the ADR in the fields of culture and education, as well as the achievement of equality of citizens of the country. The scientist recalled the national composition of the parliament of the ADR, as well as its true democracy.
An official reception was held after the conference.
Speaking at the reception, Hasanov told the story of the creation of the first democratic republic in the Muslim East, and the successes achieved during the period of its activity.
The diplomat drew attention to the fact that during just 23 months of existence, the Republic achieved significant success, established diplomatic relations with the leading countries of the world, and also for the first time granted women the right to vote. Then Hasanov drew attention to the fact that the republic, which restored its independence in 1991, is now recognized in the world as a developing democratic state, pursuing a successful domestic and foreign policy.