The third forum of the Union of Azerbaijani Youth of Ukraine is already underway
2013-05-20 - Odessa, Ukraine

 The third forum of the Union of Azerbaijani Youth of Ukraine is already underway

On 20 May, the third forum of Azerbaijani youths of the Ukrainian Azerbaijanis Youth Union living and studying in Odessa started. The forum is attended by the first deputy mayor of Odessa, the Odessa deputy youth and sports minister and Azerbaijani MPs. Over 350 youths from 15 European countries are participating at the event.
Addressing the event with opening remarks, Union's Chairman Anar Tahirov noted that the event aimed to form fruitful cooperation among Azerbaijani student and youth organizations operating in Azerbaijan, Ukraine and several European countries and develop a joint action plan in promoting the ideology of Azerbaijani statehood.
Addressing the forum organized by ASAIF, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Eynulla Madatli said that the Azerbaijani state attaches big importance to the organization of youths. "Issues such as high education of youth abroad and their active participation in socio-political life of countries are of priorities of the Azerbaijani state."
He noted that Ukrainian Azerbaijanis Youth Union carried grand projects to make youth knowledgeable and intellectual.
Then, board member of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia (AYOR) Emin Hajiyev read out a letter of congratulation of the head of AYOR, Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva.
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Intigam Babayev in his turn said that Ukrainian Azerbaijanis Youth Union is expanding. "Azerbaijani youths operate united in different countries. There are youth organization in the Western and Eastern Europe. Fortunately, there is an active youth organization in Ukraine."
According to the deputy minister, youth development is of priority directions of the Azerbaijan state. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will continue to give his contributions to the youth development in the next five years.
In her speech to the third forum of the Union of Azerbaijani Youth of Ukraine, (UAYU) Azerbaijani MP Ganira Pashayeva wished success to the work of the meeting emphasizing efforts of Azerbaijani youth studying abroad to promote culture, national and moral of values of Azerbaijan.  
She also noted the role of Azerbaijani youth in conveying the truth about Azerbaijan, Khojaly genocide and Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to public in Ukraine and around the world.
In his turn, Azerbaijani MP Jeyhun Osmanli stressed  UAYU’s achievements noting that the organization had already become a brand not only in Ukraine, but also outside its borders. The MP also added that the youth have a great role in boosting Ukraine-Azerbaijan ties and praised UAYU’s work in this direction.
Talking about President Ilham Aliyev’s care towards youth, member of ASAIF Board Ilham Nagiyev said ttoday he Azerbaijani youth works with success in any part of the world, represents the country properly describing it as a fruit of the President’s successful policies.
Official of the Youth Fund under the Azerbaijani President Vagif Seyidbayli gave a detailed information about Fund to the Forum participants. He said the Fund stands ready to render support to youth organizations abroad.