July 5 is the day of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora. On this occasion, the leadership and staff of the Committee visited the grave of great leader Heydar Aliyev in the Alley of Honor. Committee staff and diaspora representatives commemorated Great Leader and laid a wreath at his grave. Then the event was held in the State Committee on Work with Diaspora with the participation of parliament members Malahat Ibrahimgizi, Asim Mollazade, Ulvi Guliyev, Shahin Ismayilov, Adil Aliyev, our compatriots representing diaspora organizations in the US, Germany, Italy, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, France, Turkey and some other countries, as well as diaspora volunteers. Chairman of the Committee Fuad Muradov said that the State Committee on Work with Diaspora is the successor of the State Committee on Work with Azerbaijanis Living Abroad, established by the Decree dated July 5, 2002 of the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev, founder of independent Azerbaijan.
Chairman of the Committee said: "The main goal is to achieve the unity of the Azerbaijanis living in the world, to ensure joint activities of our compatriots, to achieve the formation of the network of World Azerbaijanis, to promote Azerbaijani realities, national-cultural values, to ensure the transition from diaspora to lobbying”.
For the purpose of supporting all these works, Fund for Support to Azerbaijani Diaspora was created under The State Committee on Work with Diaspora by the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 6, 2018.
At the event, MPs, diaspora representatives and other guests appreciated the work done in a short period of time and wished success to the Committee staff in this difficult task.
MPs Ulvi Guliyev, Asim Mollazade, Adil Aliyev, Chairperson of YAP Nasimi District Branch, MP Malahat Ibrahimgizi shared their thoughts on the activities of the Committee and spoke about the Azerbaijani diaspora and noted the historical decisions of National Leader Heydar Aliyev on Diaspora politics and President Ilham Aliyev's care and attention to this area.
At the end, a group of employees of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora were awarded.