MP Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, signed a Memorandum on the Co-operation between the Foundation and U.S. Pubic Organization Whitle Voice, Trend reports citing ITAR-TASS.
Whitle House is an organization which promotes the strengthening of women's role in the world. The co-chairs are the influential U.S. senators, Kay Beyli Hatchison and Hillary Clinton. The latter represents a good example of increasing the role of women in the U.S. policy and is frequently cited as a potential candidate to presidency in the United States elections.
The First Lady of Azerbaijan is on a visit to the United States at the invitation of U.S. President's wife, Lory Bush. ITAR-TASS correspondent reports that on 7 December she will hold a meeting at the White House. This is Aliyeva's first visit to the United States, where she is represented as the First Lady of Azerbaijan, UNESCO's Good-Will Ambassador, MP, co-chair of the Azerbaijan-U.S. interparliamentary group. A well-represented parliamentary delegation has accompanied the Azerbaijani First Lady on her tour.
On Wednesday, Aliyeva held meetings at the Capitola Hill with the U.S. Congressman, representatives of public organizations and Azerbaijani students studying in the United States. The First Lady also visited Walter Rid Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland St, where military personnel injured in Iraq previously were treated.
In her remarks at a reception organized by the U.S.Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce and other important dignitaries, Aliyeva expressed her support at the consolidation of bilateral relationships between the United States and Azerbaijan, including the culture and humanitarian sectors.
Addressing the ceremony, Senator Richard Lugar, a Republican, who leads the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the Upper House of the U.S. Congress, stressed the strategic character of relationships between the two countries.