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Aliyev was called the Person of the Year2009-10-16 13:03
Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, was declared the Person of the Year at the forum of Turkic-speaking diasporas in Toronto, in which representatives of Georgian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian communities participated - Trend.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The Azerbaijani leader was honored for his "tremendous contribution to strengthening the global peace", said Malik Abbas, the spokesman of the International Heydar Aliyev Center in Canada,.
The forum's participants noted Aliyev's "leadership in the multi-million Turkic world" and "efforts to establish peace on the global scale and stabilize political situation in the Southern Caucasian region and beyond its borders".
The statement also hailed the his contribution to preserving "beautiful traditions of Azerbaijan's national leader Heydar Aliyev, aimed at bringing the world cultures closer to one another," the official statement says.