First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has today met President of Vatican`s Pontifical Council for Culture Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.
First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva congratulated Cardinal Ravasi as he received Dostlug (Friendship) Order, one of the highest awards in Azerbaijan.
The President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation praised the Cardinal`s contributions to enhancing the Azerbaijan-Vatican relations, especially in the field of culture.
Mehriban Aliyeva noted Cardinal Ravasi`s role in arranging exhibitions and events related to Azerbaijan at the Vatican Museum, which she described as one of the most amazing cultural centers in the world.
The First Lady called relationship between Azerbaijan and Vatican long-term, adding the Heydar Aliyev Foundation is interested in continuation of joint projects.
First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva said the Foundation was ready to contribute to carrying out restoration work and arranging exhibitions in Vatican.
President of the Pontifical Council for Culture Cardinal Ravasi thanked Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, and said the First Lady`s visits to Rome were a testimony to strong relations between Azerbaijan and Vatican.
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi praised bilateral ties between the two countries as important./Trend/