A VISIT TO BAKU. THE DELEGATION OF THE LIBRARY OF ELBASSY VISITED THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY OF AZERBAIJAN

Today in Baku within the framework of the working visit to Azerbaijan, Director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov met with the Director of the Presidential library of administrative Department of the President of Azerbaijan Mayil Akhmedov.

Doctor of political sciences, Professor Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov spoke about the activities of the Library of Elbassy, noting that this institution operates as an information and ideological complex, performing not only the functions of the library, but the archive, museum, analytical, cultural, educational and research center.

"Our main task is to study the history of formation and development of Kazakhstan, promotion of the ideas of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev at home and abroad. In this regard, I think the visit to Azerbaijan will enrich us with mutual experience in promoting creative ideas and initiatives of our national leaders. After all, the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the outstanding son of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev had close ties of friendship. In the first year of his presidency, Heydar Aliyev visited the capital of Kazakhstan and met with Nursultan Nazarbayev, laying the foundation for stable and friendly relations between two countries - Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Today, Azerbaijani-Kazakh relations are characterized by a high degree of reliability and trust", – A. Rakhimzhanov said.

In turn, Mayil Akhmedov spoke about the activities of the Presidential library of Azerbaijan. According to him, the library has 70-year history. It was based on the funds of the Public library of Baku and one of the oldest book treasures - the library of the House of political education. In 2006, the institution received the status of a Presidential library. Today, the Fund of rare books here amounts more than 10 thousand copies.

"In 2004, we introduced an automated program, now everything that comes to the library is reflected in electronic format, including a selection of the press. We receive more than 250 local and foreign newspapers and magazines. In 2006, when visiting our library, President Ilham Aliyev instructed to open access to book collections not only for civil servants, but also for the entire population. Since then we have been working as a public library. Our main work is the compilation of electronic resources, projects on the history of Azerbaijan, the history of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, as well as country studies", – said Mayil Akhmedov. The Director of the Presidential library of Azerbaijan showed great interest in books about Kazakhstan's history and proposed to create a corner of the history of Kazakhstan. 

As part of the working visit of the representatives of the Library of Elbassy to Azerbaijan, it is planned to sign Memorandums of cooperation with various organizations, as well as to hold meetings to share experiences.