Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
An international conference marking the 150th anniversary of Alimardan bay Topchubashov, one of the founders of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR), has kicked off at the ADA University.
Speakers at the opening ceremony included chairman of the Azerbaijani parliament Ogtay Asadov, FM Elmar Mammadyarov, deputy FM, ADA University Rector Hafiz Pashayev, and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences President Akif Alizade.
They expressed confidence that the conference will play an important role in studying the legacy of Alimardan bay Topchubashov, a prominent Azerbaijani politician, lawyer, foreign minister of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, who had made an outstanding contribution to ensuring the recognition of the ADR by the international community.
The conference will feature two panels - 'Topchubashov as a diplomat and statesman' and 'Topchubashov's political legacy and the impact of his activities on national statehood'.