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Mehriban Aliyeva Appointed as Azerbaijani First Vice-president

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva was appointed First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev`s order Feb. 21.

Until her appointment, Aliyeva led a charitable foundation to promote the political legacy of her father-in-law by sponsoring music and dance performances in Paris and Moscow. Born into a powerful Azerbaijani family, Aliyeva is the granddaughter of a well-known writer and the niece of a former ambassador to the US.