The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the State of Qatar organized a reception on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and 28 May - Republic Day in Doha.
Officials from Qatar including Qatar's Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs HE Issa Bin Saad Al-Juffali Al-Nuaimi and the Head of the Protocol Department of the Qatari Foreign Ministry Ibrahim Fakhru, as well as heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions in Qatar, representatives of the Azerbaijani and Turkish communities, local mass media and businessmen.
After the performance of the anthems of both countries, Ambassador Rashad Ismayilov delivered his speech and briefed the guests about the foundation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the achievements of the Republic. Noting that the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was a significant event for Azerbaijan and the world, as the ADR was the first democratic republic in the Muslim East.
The Ambassador spoke about the difficulties faced by Azerbaijan after gaining independence in 1991 and the occupation of our territories. Added that after the returning of the national leader Heydar Aliyev to the country Azerbaijan stepped into the development and stability. The Ambassador noted that Azerbaijan today witnesses great development in all areas under the leadership of the President Ilham Aliyev, the worthy successor of the national leader Heydar Aliyev.
The Ambassador noted that reciprocal visits between Azerbaijan and Qatar, and especially visit of Qatar’s Amir to our country in March 2016 and visit of Azerbaijani President to Qatar in February 2017 were a manifestation of the depth of bilateral relations and played a special role in the further development of mutual cooperation.
Within the framework of the event videos about Azerbaijan's tourism opportunities and historical monuments demonstrated. Azerbaijani national dances and national musical pieces were performed by the artists came from Azerbaijan.
The event continued with a banquet and the guests were presented meals of our national cuisine.