Russia, Moscow, Nov. 25 / Trend V. Alexandrov /
Azerbaijan's success in the field of sustainable development was appreciated by the authoritative international organizations. The country was able to ensure the continuity of our national and spiritual values in harmony with the human ideals by preserving and developing long traditions of careful attitude to historical and cultural heritage, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said in his message to participants of the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress, which took place in Moscow on Friday.
The head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev read out the presidential message.
"We are proud of the high level of tolerance and openness of the Azerbaijani society," the presidential statement said. "The whole activity of the 120,000-Russian community of Azerbaijan, represented in all areas of socio-economic, socio-political, scientific-cultural life of the republic, vividly demonstrates the situation in the country's international relations."
The President said that at present, the level of strategic partnership with Russia in political, economic, cultural and other areas deserves appreciation.
"There is a lot of evidence of our successful cooperation within international organizations, highlighting the fact that our candidacy was supported by friendly Russia after Azerbaijan was elected a member of the UN Security Council this year," the message said. Azerbaijanis living in Russia play a significant role in the development and intensification of our bilateral relations. It is pleasant that they are an integral part of the multinational Russian society. They greatly contribute to the development and prosperity of the Russian Federation."
Diaspora organizations of Azerbaijanis, in particular, the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress are an integral part of Russian civil society, the President said.
"The Congress managed to become one of the most influential associations for a short period by forming its own organizations in almost all regions of the country," the letter said. "However, the Congress of Azerbaijanis of the World showed that promoting the history and culture of our people, informing the Russian public about Azerbaijan's true facts are also one of the priorities of its activities."
President Aliyev expressed confidence that the third congress will be a significant event in the activity of the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress, as well as the entire Azerbaijani diaspora, by contributing to the strengthening and development of comprehensive Russian-Azerbaijani relations.