Leyla Aliyeva attends opening of Azerbaijan Business Center in Astrakhan

A delegation led by Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, chairperson of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia, Leyla Aliyeva attended the oppening of the Azerbaijan Business Center has opened in the Russian city of Astrakhan.

Prior to the ceremony, Leyla Aliyeva, Governor of Astrakhan Region Alexander Zhilkin, and members of the Azerbaijani delegation visited the Heydar Aliyev Park in Astrakhan to lay flowers at a monument to the national leader.

Leyla Aliyeva met with the city residents in the park. The children having a rest in the park were presented with keepsakes on behalf of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Later, the Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation met with Governor Zhilkin. Zhilkin hailed the excellent relations between Azerbaijan and Astrakhan.Leyla Aliyeva extended Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's greetings and best wishes to Zhilkin. She praised Astrakhan’s contribution to development of the Azerbaijan-Russia relations. Leyla Aliyeva invited Zhilkin to pay a visit to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani President’s Assistant on Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov, in turn, thanked the Governor of Astrakhan for the hospitality shown to the delegation. He described the Azerbaijan-Russia relations as strategic. Hasanov pointed to the important projects supported by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Astrakhan. He expressed his hope that this cooperation will continue expanding.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu noted that the 95th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev has recently been marked in Azerbaijan and Russia.

Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev, for his part, hailed the overall development of relations between Azerbaijan and Russia. The minister noted that the new Business Center will contribute to further development of bilateral ties.

Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Center Anar Alakbarov, Head of the Department of Youth Policy and Sport Issues at the Azerbaijani President's Administration Yusuf Mammadaliyev, Chairman of Azerbaijan's State Committee on Work with Diaspora Fuad Muradov, Head of the Narimanov District Executive Authority Abdin Farzaliyev also attended the meeting.

Then, the inauguration of the Azerbaijan Business Center was held.

Addressing the event, Zhilkin described the opening of the Center as a landmark event for the city.

Leyla Aliyeva and Zhilkin then cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the Center.