Head of Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan celebrates his birthday

Head of Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan celebrates his birthday

Head of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Republic Ramiz Mehdiyev is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

Yesterday, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated Ramiz Mehdiyev on the occasion of his anniversary and awarded him Shohrat Order for his fruitful activity in the strengthening of statehood and his huge contribution to the development of science in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Mehdiyev thanked the head of state for the award and recognition of his activity, stressing the exceptional services of Ilham Aliyev in strengthening the modern Azerbaijani statehood, the foundation of which was laid by national leader Heydar Aliyev, and noted that under the leadership of the head of state great strides were made in all spheres in Azerbaijan.

Mehdiyev was born on April 17, 1938, in Baku. He graduated from Azerbaijan State University. 

From May 7, 1957, until August 16, 1962, he worked at Xəzərdənizneft state company. From December 28, 1965, through January 26, 1968, he was a consultant at the Central Committee of Azerbaijan Communist Party, and then the second secretary of its Nakhchivan chapter. Mehdiyev then moved to Moscow and worked as a scientist and researcher at the Philosophy Studies Department of Moscow State University. After returning to Baku, he worked as a teacher at the Scientific Communism Department of Azerbaijan State University.

On May 21, 1974, Mehdiyev was hired as an analyst and assistant department director at the Science and Education, and Ideology and Propaganda departments of the Central Committee of the Azerbaijan Communist Party. On December 12, 1978, he was appointed the first secretary of the 26 Baku Commissars Party Committee. On July 15, 1980, he became the director of the Party Organization Department at the Central Committee of Azerbaijan Communist Party. On December 8, 1983, he was appointed the secretary of the Central Committee. 

From June 1, 1988, through February 4, 1994, he was a department director at the Social Political Research and Information Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR elected twice and in 1995 was elected to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.

From February 4, 1994, until February 7, 1995, he was the director of the General Issues Department of the Presidential Apparatus and from February 7, 1995, he serves as the head of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan Republic.

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