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