Ilham Aliyev presents Dostlug Order to director of Moscow Satire Theater (PHOTO) (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 6
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received director of Moscow Academic Theater of Satire Mammadali Aghayev.
The head of state congratulated Aghayev on the occasion of his anniversary last year, emphasizing that he was awarded the Dostlug Order, the highest state award of Azerbaijan.
President Aliyev noted that Aghayev has been working as director of Moscow Academic Theater of Satire for more than 25 years, adding he has made a great contribution to the development of theater arts in Russia.
Describing Moscow Academic Theater of Satire as one of Russia’s leading theaters, the head of state underlined that having a long-term activity in such a high position, the representative of the Azerbaijani people gained great respect.
President Aliyev hailed the fact that Aghayev has always been in touch with Azerbaijan so far and has not left his homeland.
Praising Aghayev’s role in developing Russia-Azerbaijan relations, President Aliyev noted that the cultural ties play a particular role in developing bilateral relations between the two countries. The head of state hailed very successful cooperation between the two countries in humanitarian area, saying Aghayev is actively contributing to all these issues.
President Aliyev once again noted that under the decree signed by him last year Aghayev was awarded the Dostlug Order for his contribution to the strengthening of cultural relations between the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan.
The head of state presented the Order to Mammadali Aghayev.
Saying he received a number of state awards, Aghayev underlined that the Dostlug Order of Azerbaijan is of particular value to him. Emphasizing that he has been living in Moscow for 38 years, director of Moscow Academic Theater of Satire Aghayev noted that he devoted his life to strengthening Azerbaijan-Russia cooperation in the field of theater.
He said that he will spare no efforts to contribute to ensuring the high-level of the Russia-Azerbaijan cultural ties.
Aghayev wished the head of state success in the upcoming presidential election.