Nakhchivan has been the place of many great thinkers, scientists and craftsmen

    Haydar Aliyev
    Aliyev Ilham
    Zarifa Aliyeva
    Ajami Nakhchivani
    Nakhchivani Najmaddin
    Nakhchivani Hindushah
    Nasreddin Tusi
    Nakhchivani Mohammad
    Fazlullah Naimi
    Aliyev Hasan
    Mammedaliyev Yusif
    Abdullayev Hasan
    Kangarli Heydarqulu
    Nakhchivansky Ismail
    Nakhchivansky Huseyn
    Nakhchivansky Jamshid
  Mohammed Shahtakhtinsky
    Shahtakhtinsky Behbud
    Mohammed Taghi Sidgi
    Jalil Mammedguluzadeh
    Huseyn Javid
    Ordubadi Mammed Said
    Kangarli Behruz

                                                                                                                          Haydar Aliyev


İlham Aliyev

         Aliyev Ilham Haydar was born on the 24th of October in 1961 in Baku. He is a famous socio-political figure and statesman and diplomat of Azerbaijan. He ahs graduated from Moscow State International Relations Institute (MSIRI) (1982). He is a candidate of historical sciences (1985). He began his activity in 1982 and became a graduate and e teacher at MSIRI. Since 1991 he had worked as head of the “Orient” Company in Moscow. In 1994 he was appointed a vice-president of State Oil Company of Azerbaijani Republic (SOCAR) on foreign relations issues. During 1997-2003 he worked as a first vice-president of SOCAR. From August in 2003 till the 15th of October the same year he was a Prime Minister of Azerbaijani Republic. Ilham Aliyev did a lot in the launch of the reconstruction affairs, the implementation of the economic reforms in the republic, in the strengthening of the economic and cultural relations of independent Azerbaijan with foreign countries, especially in the historical contracts with the world’s advanced oil companies on the joint exploitation of oil-gas fields, as well as the contract and implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Jeyhan export oil pipeline, generally, in the implementation of the oil strategy of Azerbaijani Republic. As a result of the implementation of oil strategy and 21 oil contracts the foreign companies allocated 800 million USA dollars in Azerbaijan during 1994-2000. More than 30 thousand vacant positions were posted in the oil sector in Azerbaijan. Since 1997 Ilham Aliyev has been president of National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan (NOCA). As a president of NOCA he did a lot of things in the involvement of children, teenagers and youth to the sports, facilitation for the development of the sports in the republic and the successes of Azerbaijani sportsmen in important International competitions. A big sports building for sportsmen and Olympic participants has been handed over for the utilization in Baku, a strong material-technical base was created and two-hall sports buildings were built in Nakhchivan, Ganja, Quba, Sheki etc. As a result of the reasonable activity of NOCA Azerbaijani sportsmen made great success in the XXVII Olympia in Sydney (Australia) in September in 2000 – 2 golden and 1 bronze medal and got 34th place among 198 participating countries.

        As a political figure Ilham Aluyev gained prestige in international arena. He was a participant of a lot of international and regional conferences and congresses as a head of the delegation and made speech, help in USA, England, Turkey, Australia etc.

        Ilham Aliyev made successful steps in the implementation of democratic reforms in the country, the construction of democratic and legal state and in the strengthening of state independence of Azerbaijani Republic. He was appointed a chief deputy of the party in the I congress of Yeni Azerbaijan Party (New Azerbaijan Party) (YAP) (1999) and the first deputy of the several boards in the II congress (2001).