A solemn ceremony to mark the 96th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev, and the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been held.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva, and family members attended the event.
The head of state made a speech at the ceremony.
Then the Order by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to award First Vice President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade with “Heydar Aliyev” Award was read out.
President Ilham Aliyev presented “Heydar Aliyev” Award to Khoshbakht Yusifzade.
The winners of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation`s “Gizil Chinar” International Award 2019 then were announced.
President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva handed “Gizil Chinar” International Award to conductor of the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeyir Hajibayli, and chief conductor of Munich New Philharmonic's Symphonic Orchestra, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Fuad Ibrahimov, and deputy director of the Rehabilitation Center for Children with Down Syndrome Zarifa Mammadova.
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