The Kyrgyz National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Abdylas Maldybaev has hosted a solemn “Friendship” concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Heydar Aliyev, the founder of the modern Azerbaijan, prominent statesman of the Turkic world.

Representatives of state institutions, local community and Azerbaijani diaspora attended the concert, organized with the joint support of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora and the the National Commission for State Language and Language Policy under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Akif Alaferdov, chairman of Kyrgyzstan-Azerbaijan Friendship and Cooperation Society, well-known Kyrgyz TV presenter Assol Moldokmatova and director of the Monitoring Center under the State Language Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan, doctor of philological sciences, professor Sevinj Aliyeva conveyed speeches at the event held in accordance with activity plan of events to be held in the Kyrgyz Republic within the framework of the “Year of Heydar Aliyev”. They talked about unparalleled and invaluable services of Heydar Aliyev for the protection of the national interests of the motherland, Azerbaijani people and the entire Turkic world. It was brought to attention that President Ilham Aliyev continued the political course of a genius personality with great success. It was emphasized that recommendations of the President of Azerbaijan regarding the diaspora and national-cultural heritage were implemented at a high level by the State Committee on Work with Diaspora.

The “Oino Orchestra” led by the People’s Artist of Kyrgyzstan Ernis Asanaliyev performed the musical works of prominent Azerbaijani and Kyrgyz composers Gara Garayev, Fikret Amirov, Tofig Guliyev, Muslim Magomayev, Kali Moldobasanov and Aksubay Atabayev, as well as “Shattik” and “Iveria” ensembles performed folk dances of the two countries. The songs were performed by People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Gulyaz Mammadova, Kyrgyz artists Elgiz Beysembayev, Tair Beysheyev, Polina Popikova and Janybek Joomartbekov.

The concert aroused a great interest of audience and was welcomed by a storm of applause. After the concert program, Fuad Muradov, Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora and Kanybek Osmonaliyev, Chairman of the National Commission for State Language and Language Policy under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, delivered speeches and emphasized the great role of Great Leader Heydar Aliyev in establishing and strengthening the friendly and brotherly relations between the two countries. They specially mentioned the projects implemented in Kyrgyzstan to perpetuate Heydar Aliyev’s dear memory. It was brought to attention that the presidents of Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan are realizing the dreams of the National Leader regarding the Turkic world at a high level by strengthening the unity between the peoples.