Azerbaijani delegation attends First Womens Forum of SCO

An Azerbaijani delegation led by chair of the State Committee on Family, Woman and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova is participating in the First Womens Forum of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

Addressing the event, chairwoman of All-China Womens Federation Shen Yueyue and SCOs Secretary-General Rashid Alimov stressed the importance of such events in terms of creation of a new cooperation platform for women from different countries. They also highlighted the role of women in addressing global problems.

Huseynova drew the audiences attention to key priorities of the womens policy in the Republic of Azerbaijan. She said that her country supports womens cooperation within SCO.

She highlighted womens active role in the socio-political development of Azerbaijan. Huseynova underlined that the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which celebrates its centenary this year as the first parliamentary republic in the East, introduced universal suffrage years before a number of the Western countries.

She noted that president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva pays special attention to womens problems. The problems of women, who comprise almost half of more than one million Azerbaijanis expelled from their native lands as a result of Armenias aggression, enjoy the governments attention, Huseynova added.