US adopts first declaration on occasion of Azerbaijan’s Victory Day (PHOTO)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 11. An event
dedicated to the Victory Day of Azerbaijan – November 8 was held in
Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York, Trend reports on November 11.
Representatives of the Brooklyn administrative district, the
diplomatic corps, the local community, Turkish and Jewish
communities, diaspora activists from different US states took part
in the event held with the support of State Committee on Work with
Diaspora of Azerbaijan and following the initiative of
US-Azerbaijan Women’s Association and the Azerbaijan Cultural
Center in New York.
Opening the event with an introductory speech, president of
US-Azerbaijan Women’s Association Munavvar Vahabova greeted the
guests. Then the national anthems of Azerbaijan and the US were
played, the memory of martyrs, who gave their lives in the name of
the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, was honored.
The coordinator of the Congress of the Bukharian Jews of the USA
and Canada, the editor-in-chief of the New York weekly “Bukharian
Times” Rafael Nektalov, president of Uzbek community in US
Abdumalik Akhmedov congratulated the Azerbaijanis of the world on
They noted that under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev,
the heroic Azerbaijani army demonstrated its strength, resilience
and struggle to the whole world in just 44 days. Azerbaijani people
have achieved the greatest victory in the military and diplomatic
It was brought to the attention that Azerbaijan, which has been
a supporter of peace throughout history, is currently making great
efforts to establish stability in the South Caucasus and carrying
out large-scale work in the field of restoration and reconstruction
of territories liberated from occupation.
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso congratulated the
Azerbaijani community on the holiday and said that Azerbaijanis
living in the metropolis play an active role in the socio-economic
and cultural life of the city. He presented the declaration signed
on the occasion of Azerbaijan’s Victory Day to the State Committee
on Work with Diaspora of Azerbaijan, president of US-Azerbaijan
Women’s Association Munavvar Vahabova and head of the New York
Cultural Center Telman Jalil.
Reynoso welcomed the promotion on the foreground of ensuring the
unity and solidarity of Azerbaijanis around the world.
This is the first declaration adopted in the US on the occasion
of Azerbaijan’s Victory Day.
Thanking Reynoso, head Of Department at The State Committee for
Diaspora Affairs of Azerbaijan Salhat Abbasova noted that she was
glad to be with the Azerbaijani community in the US on these
significant days, to convey the greetings of the Azerbaijani
government and compatriots to the participants of the event.
Abbasova also said that Azerbaijan, committed to multicultural
traditions, gave the world such brilliant thinkers, scientists and
composers as Nizami Ganjavi, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Lotfi Zadeh, and the
importance of the fact that the country is on the path of
sustainable development, “smart” villages are being built on the
liberated lands and cities for the return of former refugees and
internally displaced persons to their native lands, all the
necessary conditions have been created for global companies wishing
to invest in the development of Karabakh.
Then a documentary called “Iron Fist” about the second Karabakh
war was shown.
President at National Music & Global Culture Society, laureate
of international competitions, honored Artist of Azerbaijan, famous
pianist Nargiz Aliyarova, tar player Telman Aliyev, saz player
Timur Ismailov, singers Veronika Yakubova, Rizvan Aliyev and Roya
Aliyeva performed in the artistic part of the event.
The concert program included works by Azerbaijani composers. The
“Sari gelin” dance performed by Gulshen Marshal was demonstrated.
Within the framework of the event, an exhibition of paintings by
pupils of the “My Way” Child and Youth Development Center dedicated
to Azerbaijan was organized.
Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the UN Yashar Aliyev
and Consul General at the Consulate of General of Republic of
Türkiye Reyhan Özgür also participated in the event.