February 11th, 2021
First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva took part in the video-conference on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science as part of the “Year of Women” declared by ICESCO.
“At the moment, Azerbaijan faces a huge task: to bring life back to liberated territories and to ensure the return of Azerbaijani internally displaced people to their native lands. And we will do it. We will restore destroyed cities and villages. We will build schools there. We will restore the cultural heritage, and not only of Islamic origin but of all religions as a whole”, stated Aliyeva.
According to her, Baku highly appreciates ICESCO willingness to cooperate with the Azerbaijani government in assessing the state of cultural heritage monuments damaged in Karabakh during the occupation.
“Also, please accept our special gratitude for considering the opening of ICESCO regional office in Azerbaijan, which among other fields could strengthen our cooperation in the field of science with a specific focus to increase the role of women and girls in science”, Mehriban Aliyeva added.
She also reminded that one month ago, at the invitation of President of Azerbaijan, a delegation of ICESCO led by the Director-General, visited Azerbaijan, where the guests had a chance to visit some of liberated lands and witness with their own eyes the scope of destruction and vandalism, including tens of desecrated mosques and hundreds of destroyed historical monuments.