Mehriban Aliyeva meets delegation led by French Assembly member (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3
Azerbaijan’s first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mehriban Aliyeva met with a delegation led by member of the National Assembly of the French Republic, president of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France, Jean-Francois Mancel.
The first lady hailed the participation of members of the French National Assembly in the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum and in events relating to Pope Francis’ visit to the country.
Mehriban Aliyeva expressed her confidence that the visit will be a good opportunity for the French delegation to familiarize itself with the country.
The first lady pointed to the increasing number of members of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France, adding this contributes to further strengthening of Azerbaijani-French ties.
The president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation praised the two countries’ ties and emphasized cooperation in humanitarian and educational fields.
Mehriban Aliyeva said the relations between Azerbaijani and French regions and cities have strengthened in the last years.
The first lady said the city twinning agreements opened up new opportunities for expanding the bilateral cooperation.
Mehriban Aliyeva also noted that a monument to Azerbaijani poet Mahsati Ganjavi will be erected in the French city of Cognac in October.
Jean-Francois Mancel commended the opening of the Azerbaijan Village in Paris as an important step towards strengthening the bilateral ties.
The president of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France stressed the importance of the events held in Baku.
He said such contacts give a message to the world that a peaceful co-existence of representatives of various religions and cultures is possible.