Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP, has been awarded the Grand Commander`s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Polish Republic.
The awarding ceremony took place at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, September 14.
Polish Ambassador Krzysztof Krajewski said President of Poland Lech Kaczynsky bestowed this order upon the First Lady of Azerbaijan for her contributions to development of friendly ties between Azerbaijan and Poland.
The Ambassador noted Polish public is aware of Mehriban Aliyeva`s activity, adding her work is an example for everyone.
Krajewski praised the Heydar Aliyev Foundation`s five-year activity.
Then the diplomat presented the order to Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva.
A photograph was taken.
Expressing gratitude to the Polish President for highly valuing her action Mehriban Aliyeva said she is honored to receive the order.
She said historical friendly relations between the two countries have developed even more after the two nations regained their independence.
The President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation pointed out reciprocal visits of the heads of states play a key role in developing Poland-Azerbaijan relationship.
She thanked Poland for assistance in building the secondary school in Samukh district’s Sarygamysh village under the Heydar Aliyev Foundation`s New School to New Azerbaijan Project. For his part, Krajewski thanked the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for supporting Chopin Year in Azerbaijan.