At the joint initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Gabala Region Executive Power, the solemn ceremony dedicated to the results of the actions implemented by the entity in 2017 was held at Heydar Aliyev Center on December 26. Head of the Gabala Region Executive Power Sabuhi Abdullayev, Chief of Ismayilli Regional Department of Culture and Tourism of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism Parviz Iskandarli, Director of National Scientific and Methodological Center for Culture Studies Asif Usubaliyev, Deputy Chairman of the All-Russian Methodological Council of the Ministry of Culture of the Russia Federation Andrei Belyayev, the representatives from the Gobustan, Shamakhi, Ismayilli, Aghsu regions and other public officials attended the ceremony. The event attendees first laid flowers at the bust of national leader Heydar Aliyev at the Center. Opening the event, Director of the Heydar Aliyev Center Zarkhanim Aghayeva addressed a report on the actions implemented at the Center in 2017. Speaking at the event, Head of the Gabala Region Executive Power Sabuhi Abdullayev stressed that, Heydar Aliyev was an individual of the highest character as one of the prominent figures in the history of Azerbaijan, of the powerful persons in the Turkic world and in the civilized world, and as the national leader of the Azerbaijani people. Sabuhi Abdullayev further mentioned that today Azerbaijan is globally recognized as civilized, constitutional, democratic and secular state by virtue of Heydar Aliyev’s forward-looking policy and continuous action, and stated that the national leader unified the citizens of the nation around the single idea and common purpose and chose “Azerbaijanism” ideology, a system of thoughts, traditions and beliefs, which represent the national-moral existence and national identity of the nation. The chief of Ismayilli Regional Department of Culture and Tourism Parviz Iskandarli noted that, large-scale actions are implemented towards the protection, study, mass demonstration and promotion of the historical objects, photographs, different documents and material and -cultural samples at the Heydar Aliyev Center regarding Heydar Aliyev’s political activity and that, this Center is the sacred temple where the great leader’s statehood philosophy, Azerbaijanism ideology, political heritage are studied and maintained. Stating that the Head of the Gabala Region Executive Power Sabuhi Abdullayev was awarded the Honorary Certificate of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Parviz Iskandarli presented him that award. Director of National Scientific and Methodological Center for Culture Studies Asif Usubaliyev, Director of the Aghsu Region Heydar Aliyev Centre Reyhana Tajizada and others made a speech at the event, as well. A group of young people were awarded the Honorary Certificates of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism at the ceremony thanks to their actions towards the realization of Heydar Aliyev’s ideas.