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Today is Mehriban Aliyeva's birthday

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Today is the birthday of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva.

Editorial staff of the Haqqin.az Group of News and Analytics Websites (haqqin.az , virtualaz.org , azeridaily.com) congratulates Mehriban Aliyeva and wishes her health and success in serving the Azerbaijani nation.

Mehriban Arif gizi Aliyeva was born in the city of Baku. In 1982, she graduated from Baku secondary school No.23 with a gold medal and entered the medical and preventive faculty of the Nariman Narimanov Azerbaijan State Medical Institute. In 1988, she graduated with honours from the M.Sechenov 1st Moscow State Medical Institute. From 1988 to 1992, she worked at the Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases under the guidance of Academician Krasnov.

In 2002, Mehriban Aliyeva was elected President of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation.

Currently, Mehriban Aliyeva is the President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which was created to study the rich heritage of the National Leader of the Azerbaijani People, as well as to educate new generations in the spirit of Heydar Aliyev's ideas of national statehood. The official opening of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation was held on May 10, 2004.

On August 13, 2004, for her efforts in the field of preservation and development of oral folk creativity and musical heritage of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva was awarded the honorary title of Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO. In 2005 M.Aliyeva received the scientific degree of candidate of philosophical sciences.

On February 10, 2010, by order of the French President, Mehriban Aliyeva was awarded the title of Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour.

In the 1 November 2015 elections to the Milli Mejlis (National Assembly), Mehriban Aliyeva, nominated from the New Azerbaijan Party for the Khazar constituency No.14, was elected a deputy, gaining 96.7% (38,029) of votes.

By order of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev dated February 21, 2017, Mehriban Aliyeva was appointed the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan.

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