Russia, Astrakhan, May 20 / Trend V.Tukayev/
Azerbaijan will hold various activities in connection with the 20th anniversary of the restoration of the state independence, but the central ceremony will be a meeting with President Ilham Aliyev's participation, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Social and Political Department head
Ali Hasanov told Trend.
According to Hasanov, a report on Azerbaijan's 20-year socio-economic development will be heard at the solemn meeting. The event will also include large concert with participation of the country's best musical bands.
"Moreover, different events dedicated to this day will be held at the national level and at the level of the local authorities. Particularly, books will be published and representatives of the various segments of the population, who have made a great contribution to the economic and cultural development of Azerbaijan will address the country's residents," Hasanov said.
"The celebration program has been developed. I can assure you that this rich and interesting program will be evidence to Azerbaijan's uniqueness and originality. Twenty years is a short period from the standpoint of the history. But, Azerbaijan made great achievements during this short period of time. Azerbaijan has turned into the most rapidly developing country in the region," he stressed.
Ilham Aliyev signed on Jan.21, 2011 a decree on holding a solemn ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan's state independence. The decree envisages conducting a solemn ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan's state independence.
The Constitutional Act on State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan was adopted unanimously at the session of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan Republic on Oct. 18, 1991.
Azerbaijan announced itself the successor of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and declared the world community about its state independence and sovereignty. This day went down in history as the Day of Restoration of State Independence of Azerbaijan. Flag, anthem and coat of arms of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic were admitted as the state attributes, and May 28, the day of the establishment of the republic, was celebrated as the Republic Day.