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Canadian university hosts first Azerbaijani youth conference in North America

Society Materials 4 May 2011 15:12 (UTC +04:00)
The University of Toronto hosted the first Azerbaijani Youth of North America (AYNA) Network conference on April 30. The event was organized by the Azerbaijani Student Association of the University of Toronto (UofT-AzSA) and the Azerbaijani-U.S Council (AAC).
Canadian university hosts first Azerbaijani youth conference in North America

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 4 / Trend /

The University of Toronto hosted the first Azerbaijani Youth of North America (AYNA) Network conference on April 30. The event was organized by the Azerbaijani Student Association of the University of Toronto (UofT-AzSA) and the Azerbaijani-U.S Council (AAC).

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Canada Farid Shafiyev, Azerbaijani students from the Alberta and Waterloo universities and Azerbaijani community representatives in Canada attended the event.

The event was opened with an introductory speech by UofT-AzSA President Iskender Gadirzade. He spoke about the purposes of the event and AYNA network. The participants then revered the memory of the victims of the tragedy at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy.

Representative of the Turkish Federation of Canada Ilke Hindzher and president of the Moroccan Association of the University of Toronto Abdulkadir Filaki made a speech. He spoke about the experience of the Turkish and Moroccan diasporas in Canada.

Later, well-known Canadian journalist Scott Taylor delivered a report. He spoke about his trips to the Karabakh region and presented a documentary film based on his book. Taylor criticized the policy of double standards toward Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The final part of the event was devoted to open discussions of AYNA network's plans for the coming year. Students from the University of Toronto and the universities of Waterloo and Alberta, as well as the representatives of the Azerbaijani diaspora attended the discussions.

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