Israel, Jerusalem / Trend corr. R.Mammadov / An Azerbaijani Cultural Centre will be established for the first time in Israel, Alex Shapiro-Suliman, the president of the Congress of Azerbaijanis in the Middle East, said to Trend news agency. The decision was made during a meeting of the management of the Congress of Azerbaijanis in the Middle East. According to the Congress president, the Azerbaijani Cultural Centre will unite Azerbaijanis and natives of Azerbaijan who live in Israel and who are interested in the development of the language, customs, culture and history of the country.
"The Cultural Centre will promote national relations in Israel and involve Azerbaijanis and natives of Azerbaijan in different social and cultural life of the country. The key goal of the centre is to develop the language, culture, national traditions as well as to create an Azerbaijani library," Bakhtiyar Yakubov, the vice president of the Congress, said.
The Centre will function at the Congress of Azerbaijanis in the Middle East and will work on the joint projects of the Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry and Heydar Aliyev Foundation which aims to inform the world about the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan. "The first project we will implement is to translate and publish a pamphlet on Karabakh reality," Lea Mikdash-Samuel, the vice president of the Congress, said. The Congress will mark 31 December as the Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis.
Shapiro-Suliman started his visit to Azerbaijan on 19 November. He will talk at the 11th meeting of friendship, fraternity and cooperation of the Turkic nations and societies in Baku.