Second Azeri school to be opened in London

Society Materials 9 August 2006 14:19 (UTC +04:00)

An Azerbaijani school is already functioning in London, and the second one is intended to be opened, the chairman of London-Azerbaijani Society Taleh Heydarov told Trend.

He stressed that the society has been functioning in London since 2004. I think that such type of organization assumes a great importance for Azerbaijan because there are few imagines about Azerbaijan in the world, especially in Europe. Therefore, our goal is to present Azerbaijan, its history, culture, etc to British people. We have held many measures in this direction. Our first measures was a cultural night of Azerbaijan and more than 200 British people, including students got familiar with our national music and kitchen, Heydarov told.

The second measure was dedicated to Karabakh, to which we had invited the American journalist Tomas Golth who has seen the horrors of Khojali tragedy committed by Armenians in 1992. During the measures, reports were delivered by Azerbaijani ambassador to Britain, former British ambassador to Azerbaijan Rojer Tomas and Prof. of Edinburgh University Gulam Rza Sabiri Tebrizi. Besides, the event brought together more than 100 students, professors and politicians.

Heydarov pointed out that the society has very close relations with Turkish, Russian and Iranian organizations which support each others. We participate in each others measures. Yet our relations with Moslem organizations are inactive, but we will activate them, he said, adding that together with many organizations, including Anglo-Azeri Society we have provided assistance to refugees and orphan children in Azerbaijan.

Besides, the chairman of the society mentioned the intention of the society to actively participate at the forum world Azerbaijani youths scheduled for August 12 in Baku.