Top official: Unity of world Azerbaijanis necessary for preserving national feeling, traditions
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 4
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The unity of world Azerbaijanis is necessary for preserving the national feeling and traditions, said Ali Hasanov, the Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs.
He made the remarks during the final session of the 4th Congress of World Azerbaijanis in Baku June 4.
"We bring together the world Azerbaijanis in order to popularize our multicultural traditions in the world," he said. "We sent a message to the world that we want to create such image of Azerbaijan in the world."
The idea of solidarity and unity of world Azerbaijanis was put forward by the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, said the top official, adding that however, the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic existed only 23 months and it became impossible to realize this idea.
Hasanov pointed out that after coming to power, Azerbaijan's National Leader Heydar Aliyev brought up this issue to the agenda again and the country began to celebrate December 31 as the Solidarity Day of World Azerbaijanis.
National Leader Heydar Aliyev proposed to hold the congress of world Azerbaijanis, added the top official.
"We prepared for that congress for three years," said Hasanov. "We had difficulties that time, as there were forces opposing our solidarity. But we coped with this task with dignity."
He noted that National Leader Heydar Aliyev raised the unity of world Azerbaijanis to the state policy level.
Hasanov pointed out that Azerbaijan's State Committee on Work with Diaspora has done great work since the last congress.
World Azerbaijanis residing in various parts of the world should prevent any disagreements among themselves and should always support each other, according to the top official.
"World Azerbaijanis should be active online as well," said Hasanov. "The unity of world Azerbaijanis is necessary for preserving the national feeling and the national traditions."
"It is time to create the association of world Azerbaijani businessmen, to hold its conference in Baku and mobilize their forces," he said. "We have businessmen who are able to finance the campaigns of MPs abroad. We should mobilize their potential."
Hasanov pointed out that this association will make significant contribution to strengthening the unity of world Azerbaijanis as well.