Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 / Trend , K.Zarbaliyeva/
First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, MP, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva was honored with the Woman and Development Award by the woman community of the country.
"Based on numerous requests from citizens for the activities, increasing prestige of the Azerbaijani women at the international level, the invaluable contribution to the protection of national and spiritual values, exceptional role in the development of inter-civilizational dialogue Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva was honored with Woman and Development Award by the women community of Azerbaijan," the head of the State Committee on Family, Women and Children Hijran Huseynova said to an event dedicated to 8 March International Women's Day.
According to Huseynova, awarding Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva with the Officer rank of the Legion of Honor by the French President's order is an obvious embodiment of country's high prestige and deep respect for her personality which was achieved as a result of her multilateral activities.
"The fact that Mrs Aliyeva is the first Azerbaijani woman presented with such a high award makes a sense of great pride and joy for all of us. With her public activities and personal example, she worthily represents Azerbaijani women throughout the world. It embodies that the Azerbaijani family is based on high moral values and universal ideas," said head of the Committee.
In addition, the State Committee has awarded the head of the Russian representation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, General Coordinator of Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue Leyla Aliyeva the Memory Award for her exclusive achievements in presenting the truth about the Nagorno-Karabakh, the realities of Khojali genocide to the world community.
"Leyla Aliyeva, being a worthy representative of the Azerbaijani youth, conducts extensive and purposeful activities in presenting the truth about the Nagorno-Karabakh and the realities of Khojali genocide to the attention of world public," said Huseynova.
The State Committee also presented awards to MPs Elmira Akhundova, Ganira Pashayeva, Gultekin Hajibeyli, Havva Mammadova, Lale Abbasova and Jale Aliyev for their activities in bringing the realities of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to the attention of international public and educating the young generation in the spirit of patriotism; Firangiz Alizadeh, Zemfira Safarova, Ruhangiz Gasimova, Amalia Panahova, Aysel Teymurzadeh - for achievements in arts; Fakhriya Khalafova, Zarifa Hamzayeva, Khayala Safarova, Gulnara Ismayilova - for perpetuating the tradition of charity of national entrepreneurship; Zarifa Salakhova, Mehriban Alishanova, Lydia Rasulov, Larisa Reyhrudel for productive activities in cooperation with the committee.