Em­bassy of Azer­bai­jan dis­trib­uted Gifts for Chil­dren of Edhi Homes, La­hore on be­half of the First Lady of Azer­bai­jan

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of Azer­bai­jan dis­trib­uted Gifts to the Chil­dren of Edhi Homes on be­half of Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azer­bai­jan and Pres­i­dent of Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion and good­will Am­bas­sador of UNESCO and ISESCO. The event was ar­ranged at Edhi Homes, La­hore. The func­tion was at­tended by Mr. Mu­jtaba Shuja-ur-Rah­man, Min­is­ter Fi­nance, Ex­cise and Tax­a­tion, Govt of Pun­jab, H. E. Mr. Dash­gin Shikarov, Am­bas­sador of the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan, Mr. Muham­mad Asif Noor, Pres­i­dent, Azer­bai­jan Pak­istan Youth Fo­rum, politi­cians, me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the em­bassy While Ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence, Am­bas­sador Mr. Dash­gin Shikarov con­veyed the af­fec­tion and sol­i­dar­ity of the First Lady and peo­ple of Azer­bai­jan about the ac­tiv­ity of Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion (HAF) the Azer­bai­jani am­bas­sador said that the foun­da­tion is con­tribut­ing to the so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try by im­ple­ment­ing var­i­ous projects in ed­u­ca­tion, pub­lic health, cul­ture be­sides im­ple­men­ta­tion of num­ber of large scale projects in Azer­bai­jan and other coun­tries of the World in­clud­ing Pak­istan. He high­lighted the shared re­li­gious and cul­tural val­ues of Azer­bai­jani and Pak­istani peo­ples and stressed to fur­ther strength­en­ing of ties be­tween the two broth­erly coun­tries. In his wel­come re­marks, Mr. Muham­mad Asif Noor, Pres­i­dent, Azer­bai­jan-Pak­istan Youth Fo­rum ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the First Lady of Azer­bai­jan for ges­ture of love to chil­dren of Edhi Homes. He ap­prised the au­di­ence that the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion has been ex­tend­ing its co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous projects of Edhi Homes. Mr.Asif Noor also men­tioned that re­cently the Pres­i­dent of Pak­istan Mr. Mam­noon Hus­sain awarded Hi­lal-e –Pak­istan to Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva for her ser­vices to Pak­istan. The chief guest of the cer­e­mony, Mr. Mu­j­taaba Shuja-Ur-Rah­man said that Azer­bai­jan and Pak­istan are two broth­erly Mus­lim coun­tries with unique com­mon­al­i­ties of his­tor­i­cal, re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal na­ture. Pak­istan rec­og­nized in­de­pen­dence of Azer­bai­jan in 1991 (the sec­ond coun­try af­ter Tur­key Af­ter the es­tab­lish­ment of the for­mal diplo­matic re­la­tions, there was no look back and the ties grew on steady pace. Both coun­tries have sup­ported each other in ev­ery in­ter­na­tional fo­rum. Pak­istan and the peo­ple of Pak­istan can well understand and feel the pain of Azer­bai­jani peo­ple and suf­fer­ings of peo­ple of Nagorno-Karabakh be­cause we are fac­ing the blood­shed in Kash­mir since the time of our in­cep­tion in 1947. Azer­bai­jan sup­ports Pak­istan’s po­si­tion on Kash­mir is­sue and Pak­istan sup­ports Azer­bai­jan’s po­si­tion on Nagorno-Karabakh is­sue. Pak­istan has not yet rec­og­nized Ar­me­nia be­cause of its ag­gres­sion to the Azer­bai­jani peo­ple. This has also re­sulted in the suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ment of re­la­tions be­tween Pak­istan and Azer­bai­jan. They have been es­tab­lished on the ground of friendly and fra­ter­nal prin­ci­ples. At the end of the func­tion the Chief Guest Mr. Mu­jtaba Shuja-Ur-Rah­man and the Am­bas­sador dis­trib­uted gifts amongst the chil­dren of Edhi Homes. The func­tion was con­cluded color­ful dis­play of sev­eral per­for­mances of Chil­dren of Edhi homes.

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