Azerbaijani first lady Mehriban Aliyeva elected as honorary citizen of Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo

Baku, August 25, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has been elected as an honorary citizen of the Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo, the city commune said on its website.

Veliko Tarnovo`s Mayor Daniel Panov`s proposal to elect the Azerbaijani first lady as an honorary citizen was unanimously approved at a ceremonial meeting on August 25.

The status of the honorary citizen was awarded to first lady Mehriban Aliyeva for her outstanding contribution to and involvement in the protection and promotion of cultural heritage of Veliko Tarnovo.

An agreement “On conservation and restoration of Trapezitsa Architectural Museum Reserve and construction and repair of its technical infrastructure” was signed in May 2015 in Sofia.

Under the agreement, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, headed by first lady Mehriban Aliyeva, carried out the restoration and preservation of the 150-meter long Western Wall of a historic monument, the construction of 700-meter long tourist alley, the creation and provision of a cultural centre, the repair and preservation of three churches on the territory, and the creation of a transportation infrastructure for those coming to visit the reserve.