Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy pays tribute to National Leader Heydar Aliyev
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 11 / Trend /
The Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) held an event honoring the 87th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev. The academy's staff and graduate students, young diplomats, as well as staff of various ministries attending the short courses on international relations, took part in the event, the ADA reported.
Speaking at the event, ADA Rector and Deputy Foreign Minister Hafiz Pashayev named Heydar Aliyev number one diplomat, "and shared his memories of Aliyev's first visits to the U.S. in the difficult 90-ies of the last century. Pashayev spoke about how the Heydar Aliyev defended the national interests of the country, informed the Americans about the Karabakh problem and used his meeting with presidents Clinton and Bush to strengthen the independence of the country.
"Aliyev was a real master of world geopolitics. Not everyone could put Azerbaijan on the world map today as he was able to do it," he said.
Then students asked questions about the details of Heydar Aliyev's official visits to the U.S. and their significance in strengthening the sovereignty of Azerbaijan and the establishment of a truly independent foreign policy.