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Memory of Azerbaijan Leader honored with ceremony
May 22, 2018, 12:32 pm

On the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of the former Azerbaijan Leader Heydar Aliyev, the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Kuwait H.E. Elkhan Gahraman hosted a reception on Thursday, 10 May at the Four Seasons Hotel. Heydar Aliyev, the third President of Azerbaijan from October 1993 to October 2003, is one of the most respected leaders in the history of country.

Under his leadership, Azerbaijan underwent development in the political, economic, social, and cultural spheres and was elevated to a modernized country from one on the brink of collapse and devastated by war. Azerbaijan witnessed significant increases in economic growth, improvement in its infrastructure and a modernization in the fields of education, oil and gas, manufacturing, and agriculture.

His introduced many important political, economic and social reforms that brought about much-needed change in the country and saw to it that domestic stability was achieved. He was also hailed for his judicious foreign policy that helped to strengthen Azerbaijan’s independence and sovereignty, particularly with the establishment of beneficial strategic partnerships with regional states and global powers. His tireless endeavors to attract huge western capital to Azerbaijan, helped spur job growth and lead to the development of several fields.

He pursued an ambitious oil strategy signed with Western oil companies that played a crucial role in the establishment of internal stability, the most noteworthy achievements being the multi-billion-dollar ‘Contract of the Century’ and the construction of the Bakı-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. Moreover, the national leader helped in the drafting of a new Constitution, which was adopted in 1995. Former President Heydar Aliyev grew in stature through his achievements and dedication to his country to be considered a symbol of the modern Azerbaijani state. His legacy continues to live on in an independent and prosperous nation grounded in democratic institutions, a rapidly developing economy and a swiftly increasing role in the modern world. 

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