Azer­bai­jani Room opens at FAO Head­quar­ters

Azer News - - Front Page - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Open­ing of the "Azer­bai­jani Room" took place at the Head­quar­ters of the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the United Na­tions (FAO) in Rome on Septem­ber 25.

Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion, Good­will Am­bas­sador of the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the United Na­tions Leyla Aliyeva took part in event.

FAO Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Lau­rent Thomas wel­comed Leyla Aliyeva, and they ex­changed views on a num­ber of is­sues.

At the meet­ing, co­op­er­a­tion of Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion and the IDEA Pub­lic As­so­ci­a­tion with the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the United Na­tions was highly ap­pre­ci­ated. The sides had dis­cus­sions con­cern­ing fur­ther ex­ten­sion of con­tacts.

The FAO Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral was in­formed that within the joint project re­al­ized by IDEA, the FAO and the Min­istry of Ecol­ogy and Nat­u­ral Re­sources of Azer­bai­jan there have been laid out or­chards in 11 re­gions of the coun­try for needy fam­i­lies.

Then, open­ing of the "Azer­bai­jani Room" took place.

Leyla Aliyeva and Lau­rent Thomas cut the tape sym­bol­iz­ing open­ing of the Room.

Lau­rent Thomas, hav­ing noted that in this re­mark­able room which is the joint project of FAO and Azer­bai­jan, there are all con­di­tions for ac­tiv­ity of the or­ga­ni­za­tion, said that the staff of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion will be able to use all mod­ern op­por­tu­ni­ties here.

"In the room, along with the most ad­vanced pro­cess­ing equip­ment, there are ob­jects re­flect­ing the an­cient cul­ture of Azer­bai­jan. In this sense, the walls of the room, re­mind­ing fire flames, rep­re­sent the Land of Fire," Thomas said.

He also noted de­sign of the room in style of buta pat­terns.

Lau­rent Thomas em­pha­sized that the "Azer­bai­jani Room” an­swers the high­est se­cu­rity mea­sures ap­plied to UN build­ings. He, on be­half of the FAO Di­rec­tor Gen­eral ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the Gov­ern­ment of Azer­bai­jan for this use­ful con­tri­bu­tion to im­ple­men­ta­tion by the or­ga­ni­za­tion of ef­fec­tive ac­tiv­i­ties for achieve­ment of its im­por­tant goals.

Ad­dress­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony Leyla Aliyeva ex­pressed grat­i­tude for the cre­ated op­por­tu­nity, say­ing:

“I be­lieve that this open­ing rep­re­sents the be­gin­ning of a new stage of our re­la­tions with FAO. Ex­is­tence of a part of Azer­bai­jan in the FAO Head­quar­ters, re­flec­tion of the Azer­bai­jani cul­ture and na­tional spirit, will, un­doubt­edly, in­spire the peo­ple to visit our beau­ti­ful coun­try, to know our hos­pitable peo­ple closer. Sure, this of­fice will bring many pos­i­tive changes in our world. Thank you very much.”

It was stressed that the "Azer­bai­jani Room" at the Head­quar­ters of the Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the United Na­tions in Rome was founded with fi­nan­cial sup­port of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion. The FAO Head­quar­ters in­cludes rooms of var­i­ous coun­tries. Azer­bai­jan, for the first time among the CIS coun­tries, has its room here. The Azer­bai­jani na­tional or­na­ments, mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, car­pets have been used in de­sign of the room. Such projects are im­por­tant from the point of view of pro­mo­tion of Azer­bai­jan’s an­cient his­tory, its rich cul­tural her­itage.

Note, Azer­bai­jan is the mem­ber of FAO since 1995. The de­sign co­or­di­na­tion of­fice of FAO func­tions in the coun­try since 2007. In Azer­bai­jan, there is also the first co­or­di­na­tion and part­ner of­fice of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

It is wor­thy to re­mind that Leyla Aliyeva has been awarded the ti­tle of Good­will Am­bas­sador by FAO for ac­tiv­ity in hu­man­i­tar­ian and eco­log­i­cal spheres. The goal of FAO is solution of such tasks as fight against hunger in the world, en­sur­ing food se­cu­rity, in­crease in ef­fi­ciency of agri­cul­ture, for­est and fish farms, cre­ation of healthy food sys­tems. Ac­tiv­ity of the Vice-Pres­i­dent of Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion makes cer­tain con­tri­bu­tion to achieve­ment of these goals.

Then, the par­tic­i­pants had their pictures taken in mem­ory.

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