Azerbaijan Marks its 95th Independence Anniversary
13 June, 2013
Azerbaijan Marks its 95th  Independence Anniversary

Georgian Journal is honored to write about our brotherly republic, neighbor and co-South Caucasian – Azerbaijan. While we, Georgians, celebrate our independence day on May 26, they celebrate it two days later, on May 28. However, at the Radisson hotel, they celebrated it a bit later – in the first week of June.


The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan Azer Tofig oglu Huseyn said at the beginning of his speech: “After the occupation in 1920, several
founders of the first Azerbaijan democratic republic moved to Georgia. They were buried in Tbilisi. This is one of the pages of our history that our two countries and nations shared. The first democracy of ours existed only for 23 months. Nonetheless, as the first democracy in the East, it established in our country high standards and important traditions of statehood, parliamentary system, human rights, equal rights of men and women, religious tolerance, etc. “
The ambassador said that the brotherhood and strategic partnership between the two states counts many years and that they are going on. “Since regaining of our independence in 1991, Azerbaijan and Georgia faced same problems of occupation, refugees, broken economic ties, etc. Both of our countries made incredible efforts to restore territorial integrity by peaceful negotiations and release those territories from occupation - Karabak, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.” The ambassador also mentioned that it has not been easy at all to live through these problems and that both countries have paid their due for this. “The fact that our countries survived demonstrates the examples of our long-lasting historical friendship. By this strong cooperation, we have paved the ways for strengthening the economic stability and security in our region.”
At the end of the speech, he dwelt on current projects and visits: “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that in addition to the existing important global economic projects such as gas and oil pipelines, trans-regional railroad project, our administration seeks for new areas of cooperation. Recent visit of Prime Minister Ivanishvili to Azerbaijan as well as the representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Energy and Internal Affairs and their meetings with the President Ilham Aliyev and other members of Azerbaijani government indicated priorities that are attached to our bilateral relations. Azerbaijan is one of the main investors on Georgian market. Number of our companies registered in Georgia so far amounts to 300. Within the last four years, Azerbaijani company Socar has grown successively; it is one of the biggest tax-payers, investors and employers in Georgia. Last month we participated in the opening of renovated museum of Azerbaijani culture in Tbilisi and in the inauguration of newly-built RustaviPark named after Heydar Aliyev. “He pointed out that Azerbaijan highly appreciates the fact that their leader’s name will stay in the memory of Georgia forever. “I thank your President, government and the people of Georgia for our centuries’ lasting brotherhood and wish you prosperity, stability and restoration of territorial integrity.”
Tamar Beruchashvili, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia also made a speech on the part of Georgian side, voicing congratulations on behalf of Georgian Foreign Affairs Ministry. “We cherish our centuries-old friendship. But I am happy to highlight that our ties continue to develop on the basis of strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields of bilateral interests. We also share common values and have similar foreign policy priorities as well as common problems and challenges. I do hope that conflicts in our region will be solved through joint efforts of international community and on the basis of principles of international law, respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity.“ She confirmed the fact that Azerbaijan is one of the main investors for Georgia and stressed that all strategic and key economic projects are actively going on and hopefully, the cooperation will continue. Tamar Beruchashvili ended her speech with the anticipatation that next year Azerbaijan’s Independence Day will be marked in the embassy’s new building.
The informal part of the reception was saturated with oriental flavors and musical tunes.

 

Print
Other Stories
The Chemical Brothers to play in Georgia
On the 1st of September, the Rustavi Motordrome is hosting a concert by the Chemical Brothers.
70-year-old Georgian, who is a student
Giorgi Mikadze is a 70-year-old student at the Tbilisi State University, Georgia. He believes a human should always aspire to learn more.
Ex-president of Georgia wore torn jeans and Balenciaga sneakers
The Dutch newspaper Trouw recently published an interview with the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili.
Tako Natsvlishvili at Victoria’s Secret casting 2018
Tako Natsvlishvili participated in the Victoria Secret’s 2018 casting on the 29th of August, in New York. The Georgian model was among Victoria’s Secret finalists in 2017.
International Festival of classical music to be held in Batumi
At the end of this week an International Festival of classic music will kick off for the 6th time in Batumi, Georgia’s beautiful seaside city.
Georgians who beat the world record
There are many Georgians among the world recordsmen. Georgians managed to beat the world record for 78 times to date. Today we explore four of them.
Jenny Brunt speaks about Georgia with Georgian Journal
Jenny Brunt is among the most famous models worldwide. She used to be on the covers of different international magazines in the 1990s.
Tako Natsvlishvili wearing Pain de Sucre - photographed by David Bellemere
Tako Natsvlishvili is a 19-yeal old model from Georgia. She has recently been photographed by a prominent French photographer David Bellemere.
Former Georgian plastic surgeon who owns a restaurant in New York
Maia Acquaviva is a Georgian former surgeon, who worked in one of the clinics here in Tbilisi, but decided to go to the USA and start a business there.
David Beckham first saw Victoria Adams in Tbilisi
Tbilisi is truly a magical city. It brings many people and cultures together, even connects future spouses. Do you think we are joking? Not at all.
Georgia should be at the top of every travel destination list – says German photographer about Georgia
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Georgia tomorrow and possibly as a result of this visit the German media is currently writing a lot about Georgia.
Alexander Julakidze - Georgian pianist based in Jerusalem
A well-known Georgian pianist Alexander Julakidze has successfully participated in a variety of piano competitions. He currently lives in Jerusalem, Israel contributing to Georgia’s popularity all over the world.
Anna Kendrick in David Koma’s dress
The readers of the Georgian Journal will definitely have heard about David Koma, a young and talented Georgian designer based in London.
Medical tourism increases in Georgia
In the first quarter of 2018, Georgia was visited by 13 900 foreigners for medical and recovery purposes. The level is 61.2 % higher than the same period in 2017.
Rebellious and successful Georgian model based in Barcelona
Remember we told you a story this week about a Georgian model Paloma Anastasia Mikadze, who currently is based in Barcelona and is quite successful there?
Georgian Rubik’s Cube solver Vako Marchilashvili breaks the Guinness World Record
Vako Marchilashvili is a young Rubik’s Cube solver from Georgia. He participated in “Georgia’s Got Talent 2017 “and introduced his genius abilities to the Georgian public.
Turkish born Georgian sisters sing a beautiful song
There are many Georgians, who live in Turkey, but maintain Georgian culture and heritage.
What types of transport can Georgia offer tourists?
Train, subway, bus, mini-bus, taxi and airplane – these are the types of transport that Georgia can offer tourists.
Chris Botti to perform in Georgia
American trumpeter Chris Botti arrived in Georgia yesterday. Today the musician is due to perform with the Georgian singer Nani Bregvadze.
Georgian schoolchildren create Robot “Vano”
Georgian students from the Guivy Zaldastanishvili American Academy in Tbilisi have created a robot named Vano.
Khatia Buniatishvili performs with the Estonian Festival Orchestra at the Proms in London
On the 13th of August, Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London during its famous Proms season.
Paloma Anastasia Mikadze, an Instagram star from Georgia
Anastasia Mikadze is a Georgian social network star from Georgia. She shares her ideas about fashion, interior design and healthy lifestyle with hundreds of followers on Instagram.
Georgian lifeguard who saved life of nearly 700 people
Gocha Bilvanidze, the Head of the Maritime Rescue Service has been with the organization for eight years now. He has saved the lives of around 700 people during that time.
Children of Georgian migrant to the USA Parten Chikviladze (Peter Chiglo) visit Georgia
A 16-year Parten Chikviladze from Racha (the western part of Georgia) left Georgian 1913 for America, never to return back.
 Surprising proposal by a Georgian Soldier
The video of a Georgian Cadet Soldier’s proposal to his girlfriend has gone viral on the social media. He proposed to her in the presence of other soldiers in front of the Academy.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
19.09.2018
20.09.2018
USD
1
USD
2.6188
2.6179
EUR
1
EUR
3.0593
3.0606
GBP
1
GBP
3.4414
3.4517
RUB
100
RUB
3.8673
3.9087
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.6179
EUR
1
EUR
3.0606
GBP
1
GBP
3.4517
RUB
100
RUB
3.9087