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Azerbaijani Language and Culture Center in Pakistan
On June 6, 2022, on the initiative and organization of the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL), the Center of Azerbaijani Language and Culture was opened at the Modern Languages University, one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan.
Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Hazar Farhadov, Azerbaijani MP, Tamam Jafarova, AUL Vice-rector for Social Affairs and Public Relations, Professor Novruz Mammadov, AUL Vice-rector for Science and Innovation, Anar Rahimov, Director of AUL Department for Work with Foreign Centers, Muhammad Jafar, Rector of Pakistan Modern Language University, university vice-rectors, professors and students, and the embassy staff attended the event.
In his speech Vice- Rector of Pakistan National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Zubair Iqbal noted that Azerbaijan and Pakistan are two brotherly states.  He said the activity of Pakistan Cultural Center at Azerbaijan University of Languages and the Azerbaijani Language and Culture Center at NUML will play a special role in further strengthening of relations between the two countries.
Addressing the event vice-rector for science and innovation of Azerbaijan University of Languages, professor Novruz Mammadov spoke about Azerbaijani-Pakistani relations with deep historical roots, emphasizing the role of leaders of both countries in reaching a strategic level. Noting that Pakistan does not recognize Armenia as a state because of its policy of aggression, Novruz Mammadov emphasized the political and moral support of brotherly Pakistan to Azerbaijan over the years, as well as during the 44-day war, and thanked the government and people of the country.  Novruz Mammadov noted, that opening of the Center for Azerbaijani language and culture at the University of Modern Languages in Pakistan is a historic event and will contribute to further expansion of relations between the two countries. Touching upon the importance of joint scientific research, the professor stressed the need for establishing a joint commission to study the same words in Urdu and Azerbaijani languages.
Speaking at the event, Tamam Jafarova, member of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Vice-Rector for Social Affairs and Public Relations of the University of Languages, spoke about Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations and noted that both countries always support each other on all platforms. Speaking about the war, which resulted in liberation of Azerbaijani lands from Armenian occupation, the deputy emphasized the political and moral support, provided to our country by the government and National Assembly of Pakistan during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and war, and expressed gratitude for this support.  Tamam Jafarova also talked of humanitarian projects, implemented by Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Pakistan on the initiative of First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva, noting that these projects have made special contributions to deepening relations between the two countries. Emphasizing the importance of the establishment of the Center for Azerbaijani Language and Culture at the Modern Languages University of Pakistan, which was created on the initiative of Kamal Abdulla, rector of the University, the Vice-rector expressed confidence, that this center would serve as a bridge and contribute to bilateral relations between the two countries.
In his speech Azerbaijani Ambassador to Pakistan Hazar Farkhadov spoke about Azerbaijani-Pakistani relations and the work done to further strengthen ties.  The diplomat said that direct flights from three major Pakistani cities - Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to capital Baku have already started as well as activity of joint intergovernmental commission and about 10 working groups established within the commission.
Underlining the resolution, adopted by the Senate of Pakistan on the eve of the 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Pakistan, which condemns the Khojaly genocide and calls for further strengthening of bilateral relations, he noted that it is a vivid example of brotherly relations between the two countries.  The Ambassador noted that the Center will play an important role in further deepening relations between the countries in the scientific, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
At the end of the event, the Azerbaijani Language and Culture Center was opened, and guests were familiarized with the conditions created at the Center.
Currently, the Center teaches a course on "Azerbaijani multiculturalism".
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