Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 16
The National Hero Chingiz Mustafayev Foundation and ANS Group of Companies have named President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev the Man of 2013.
The Head of State was honored for being elected President by winning the majority of votes, as well as for his services as chairman of the United Nations Security Council, which significantly increased Azerbaijan's international influence, for ensuring Azerbaijan's joining the ranks of the space nations, preserving economic development rate, playing an important role in Europe's energy security by effectively implementing Shadeniz-2, Trans-Adriatic and Trans-Anadolu projects, ensuring simplification of visa regime with EU member-countries and paving the way for softening the world powers' position on Iran as a result of official Baku's continuous and resolute policy in the region.
The Man of the Year Award was established by the National Hero Chingiz Mustafayev Foundation and ANS Group of Companies in 2001. It is granted as a rule to the persons distinguished with patriotism and services before the nation.