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WVF DELEGATION ATTENDS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VETERANS ORGANIZATION OF AZERBAIJAN

23 October 2018

The WVF President, Mr. Dan-Viggo Bergtun, attended the 30th Anniversary of the Council of Veterans of War, Labour and Armed Forces of the Azerbaijan Republic on 16-19 October 2018, held in Baku.

 

Upon invitation from the Council of Veterans of War, Labour and Armed Forces of the Azerbaijan Republic, a delegation from the WVF attended the above-mentioned event with enthusiasm. A conference was held on Wednesday morning 17 October with delegates from Georgia, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Moldavia, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan. The Conference was chaired by Colonel-General Ahgahuseynov Tofig Yagub with the assistance of Col. Jalil Khalilov, respectively Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Council of Veterans of War, Labour and Armed Forces of the Azerbaijan Republic. All the delegates were given time to make a speech on Peace and Security in their countries and areas, as well as international cooperation and understanding across borders.

In the afternoon, the delegates were taken to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the People to meet with Minister Sahil Babayev, who took the time to explain Azerbaijan’s policy in veterans’ affairs and to reply to all the delegates’ questions. A very constructive and informative meeting.

Later that evening, a farewell dinner was arranged in a traditional Azeri restaurant, where gifts were exchanged in a friendly atmosphere.

The following morning, the WVF delegation was given a tour of the impressive Council’s facilities, which comprise, amongst others, an International Office and Legal and Social departments. A restaurant is also opened in the building where all veterans can eat for free. A visit of Baku’s Old City was later arranged during the evening.

The World Veterans Federation would like to congratulate Azerbaijan’s veterans for a successful event and would like to notably thank Minister Sahil Babayev, Colonel-General Ahgahuseynov Tofig Yagub, Col. Jalil Khalilov and all the people that were involved during the stay.

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