The Council on State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan held public discussions on its 10th anniversary and the role of NGOs in socio-economic development of the regions in Heydar Aliyev Center in Ujar city.
A film was presented about the 10-year activity of the Council.
Executive director of the Council’s Secretariat delivered a speech in the event and stated that the establishment of the Council is the manifestation of political will of president Ilham Aliyev regarding developing civil society of the Azerbaijani state and protection of our national interests by NGOs on public sphere.
Executive director of the Secretariat said that NGOs have implemented hundreds of projects with the financial support of the Council in order to provide public support to president Ilham ALiyev’s policy in protecting national interests of Azerbaijan both in our country and abroad, acknowledging world community on objective information about Azerbaijan.
Member of the Council Sahib Mammadov spoke about the development path of the NGOs in our country and stated that NGOs have become major actors in solving public problems that concern society and protecting our national interests after the establishment of the Council.
Deputy head of the Ujar region Executive Power Shahla Abdullayeva noted that NGOs play an important role in the solution of public problems. She said that the activity of public unions in the regions is particularly useful. Sh.Abdullayeva emphasized that active participation of NGOs in protecting national interests with the support of the Council is commendable.