Azerbaijani youth becomes serious factor in country and world, top official says
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 12 / Trend, M.Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani youth was able to become a serious factor both in the country and in the world, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Social and Political Department Chief Ali Hasanov said at the opening of the Founding Congress of the World Association of Azerbaijani Youth on Monday.
To confirm his words he cited the massive actions of Azerbaijani youth held in more than 70 countries within the "Justice for Khojaly!" campaign.
Hasanov stressed that in the first years of its independence, neither the youth could serve the state, nor the state took care of youth. After national leader Heydar Aliyev came to power, a state youth policy has been formed in Azerbaijan, he said.
"The youth shouldering Azerbaijan's important challenges was formed in the 21st century. The youth able to take all care of the state, talented and active, with high intellect, full of national and patriotic sentiments, able to represent Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani people appropriately, was formed," Hasanov said.
He said in the future we will see Azerbaijani youth, uniting in diaspora organizations, in parliaments of Russia, Ukraine, as well as in influential public organizations.
Today Baku is hosting Founding Congress of the World Association of Azerbaijani Youth. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev's message of greetings to the congress participants was read out.