On Dec. 11 the Azerbaijani Embassy in the UK hosted an event to commemorate National Leader Heydar Aliyev in the 6th anniversary of his death, the embassy told Trend .
The participants in the event included representatives of Azerbaijani and Turkish communities, diaspora organizations and the local public.
In his remarks Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UK Fahraddin Gurbanov told about Heydar Aliyev's life and political activity, and his services to the Azerbaijani people.
The Ambassador said the Azerbaijan strengthened its statehood after independence and took a deserved place in the world thanks to the National Leader's policy. Now President Ilham Aliyev successfully continues this policy.
He noted Heydar Aliyev's special role in establishment of Azerbaijani-British relations and upgrading them to the current level. Namely, Heydar Aliyev laid the basis of the cooperation between the two countries.
At the end the participants watched a film devoted to National Leader Heydar Aliyev's life and activity.