Independence Day celebrated in Azerbaijan

Independence Day celebrated in Azerbaijan

The National Congress and Culture Center in Beshtepe hosted a program in honor of Independence Day and the Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan.

ANKARA – (CIVIL DIPLOMACY) – VEDAT KURT/ Independence Day and the Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan were celebrated with a concert at the Congress and Culture Center of the Nation in Beshtepe. The event was attended by Chairman of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Numan Kurtulmus, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ankara Rashad Mammadov, representatives of foreign missions and invited guests.

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Ambassador Mammadov noted that in the most difficult periods of history, the peoples of the two countries have always supported each other, citing the participation of Azerbaijanis in the Canakkale war and the liberation of Baku by the Caucasian Islamic Army as an example. "The far-sighted steps of Heydar Aliyev aimed at gaining independence for Azerbaijan contributed to strengthening the national identity of our people and led to an uprising for independence at the end of the 20th century," Mammadov said. After gaining independence in 1991, at the call of the people, Heydar Aliyev came to power, who became the savior of Azerbaijan, faced with the military aggression of Armenia and economic difficulties, the ambassador stressed.

According to Mammadov, after gaining independence in 1991, Turkey is the closest state to Azerbaijan, and political, economic, trade and military relations between the two countries have reached the highest level. "In the first years of our independence, Turkey made the most investments in the name of supporting Azerbaijan, which faced economic difficulties. Based on the principle that our strength lies in our unity, Azerbaijan is currently the country that invests most in Turkey," Mammadov said, adding that Azerbaijan, which felt Turkey's political and moral support during the 44-day Karabakh war that began in 2020, liberated with this confidence their occupied lands.

After the performances, Azerbaijani artists performed songs, and the State Folk Dance Ensemble of Azerbaijan presented dance numbers for the participants of the event.