By Nazrin Gadimova
President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva has been named the 'First Lady of the Year' by 'The Business Year' company.
This was announced at the ceremony of presentation of 'The Business Year: Azerbaijan-2014' magazine, held on May 14.
Mehriban Aliyeva has been named 'First Lady of the Year' for her active participation in the public, social and cultural life of Azerbaijan, for significant contribution to the dynamic development of society, inestimable merits in promoting Azerbaijani culture in the world, as well as all-round support for the protection and preservation of the world's cultural heritage and faithfulness to the principles of social justice and humanism.
The award was received by representative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Ilgar Mustafayev. Mustafayev conveyed Azerbaijani First Lady's greetings to the event participants and thanked the 'The Business Year' magazine for the award.
He added that May 10, 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and this activity was highly appreciated by the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Mustafayev also said Foundation's main goal is to study the legacy of the great leader Heydar Aliyev and to bring this legacy to the wide public's and the younger generation's attention.
"The Heydar Aliyev Foundation is realizing cultural, educational, social and healthcare projects in this direction, not only in Azerbaijan, but also in the entire world," he stressed. "A large project 'Azerbaijan - the Address of Tolerance' is being realized at the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation's President Mehriban Aliyeva."
He also wished success to 'The Business Year' magazine in its future activities.
'The Business Year: Azerbaijan-2014' magazine also included an interview with Mehriban Aliyeva.