Islamabad, 31 March 2023 (TDI): Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, Khazar Farhadov, delivered a lecture titled “The founding role of Heydar Aliyev in the development of Azerbaijan-Pakistan Relations” at the Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad.

The speech was dedicated to Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s National Leader, on his 100th birth anniversary. During his talk, Ambassador Farhadov briefed the audience about Heydar Aliyev’s critical part in the independence and prosperity of Azerbaijan.

During his remarks, Ambassador Farhadov provided context for the deep cultural and historical ties between Azerbaijan and Pakistan since the Soviet era.

He noted the crucial part former Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev played in forging and consolidating the two countries’ bilateral relations.

Farhadov also highlighted the close ties between Azerbaijan and Pakistan. He emphasized that the two nations have always enjoyed a solid and friendly affinity based on mutual respect, trust, and understanding.

Ambassador also discussed the recent expansion of the Azerbaijan-Pakistan strategic coalitions. He underlined the alliance’s energy, trade, and education association and their single bond to supporting regional peace and stability.

He expressed his hope that this association will continue to grow and flourish. The university’s students and faculty members eagerly discovered more about the Azerbaijani people’s National Leader and his legacy.

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They explored Azerbaijan and Pakistan’s rich history and their strong ties and analyzed new perspectives on the two countries’ prospects for future collaboration.

Moreover, Ambassador Farhadov attended a photo exhibition at the Allah Iqbal Open University, which was also devoted to the 100th birth anniversary of Heydar Aliyev.

Photo Exhibition of Heydar Aliyev organized AIOU
Photo Exhibition of Heydar Aliyev organized AIOU

The photo exhibition displayed different periods of Heydar Aliyev’s rich social-political life and his official visit to brotherly Pakistan.

The collection was a tribute to Heydar Aliyev’s impact on Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations and served as a reminder of the strong bond between the two nations.

Heydar Aliyev; Azerbaijan’s National Leader

Heydar Aliyev is widely recognized as one of the most influential political leaders in Azerbaijan’s modern history. His commitment to international relations, Azerbaijan, and its citizens is persuasive and efficient.

Heydar Aliyev’s role in Azerbaijan’s independence from the Soviet Union was one of his most substantial achievements.

In the late 1980s, as the leader of the Azerbaijani Communist Party, he had an essential part in campaigning for more autonomy for Azerbaijan and paving the way for the country’s independence in 1991.

After Azerbaijan gained independence, Heydar Aliyev served as the country’s president from 1993 until 2003.

During his presidency, he implemented sweeping political and economic reforms that helped modernize the land and promote its development.

Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan's National Leader
Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s National Leader

In addition, he strived to strengthen Azerbaijan’s links to the international community. He developed solid alliances with nations, including Pakistan, Türkiye, Israel, and the United States.

He tried to foster cooperation between Azerbaijan and its neighbors, such as Pakistan, Russia, and Iran. Heydar Aliyev was also deeply committed to promoting Azerbaijan’s cultural heritage and preserving its national identity.

He was instrumental in establishing the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, an NGO that promotes Azerbaijan’s cultural heritage and supports the country’s social and economic development.

Heydar Aliyev was a significant figure in international affairs and his achievements in Azerbaijan. He was an ardent supporter of peace and stability in the Caucasus.

His dedication to the development of his nation and his unwavering commitment to the principles of democracy, human rights, and social justice are incredible.

He also played an essential role in promoting Azerbaijan’s energy sector, helping the country become a significant player in the global energy market.

The Azerbaijani nations commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of their National Leader, Heydar Aliyev, with great excitement and devotion.

Heydar Aliyev’s remarkable contributions to Azerbaijan’s prosperity and achievement are honored in commemoration conventions held nationwide and worldwide.

The celebrations also include speeches by the national leaders and a series of seminars and exhibitions that show the life and work of Heydar Aliyev.

These presentations included photographs, documents, and other memorabilia that reflected the different stages of his life and the impact he had on the nation.

In addition to Azerbaijan celebrations, memorial ceremonies are held in other countries, including Pakistan, Turkiye, and Russia, where Heydar Aliyev had strong ties and influence.

These events are a testament to the enduring legacy of Heydar Aliyev and the respect and admiration he commands around the world.