Liliya Gumerova: Mehriban Aliyeva's projects are important for the entire international community
First Vice President of Azerbaijan, first lady of the republic, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mehriban Aliyeva, is doing a lot for her country and Russian-Azerbaijani relations, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Science, Education and Culture Committee, Liliya Gumerova, said in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza.
"When she was appointed First Vice President of Azerbaijan, many people called me and asked my opinion about this, and I said that I saw this as a good sign. She is our friend, her name is famous and respected at the international level for her work on humanitarian cooperation. Projects in the field of health and culture, everything related to the Heydar Aliyev Foundation are of great importance not only for Russia and Azerbaijan, but for the entire international community. Mehriban Aliyeva is a great leader and a woman, as well as a faithful companion of the leader of Azerbaijan," senator said.
Liliya Gumerova praised humanitarian contacts between Russia and Azerbaijan. "Our cooperation is at a very good stage. We develop a number of projects supported by our countries. When we were in Azerbaijan during the presidential elections, we visited Russian schools, they had modern, huge buildings, built with the support of Azerbaijani leadership," she noted.
"There's a great demand for teachers who speak Russian in the country. And they teach not just Russian language, but also other subjects in Russian. Traditionally, Russian schools in Azerbaijan are considered extremely good," she stressed.
"I'm very fond of Azerbaijan. All projects of our cooperation with Azerbaijan, starting from variety of events and ending with exchanges in the field of classical music, are very important. Every year there are more and more projects," she concluded.