Congratulatery speech of the President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at the ceremony dedicated to the International Women`s Day - Azerbaijani State Musical Theatre after Rashid Behbudov, March 7, 1996

Dear women!

I congratulate you and all the Azerbaijani women on the International Women`s Day. I wish you good health and happiness.

Women form a big part of the Azerbaijani citizens. Women are pillars of our independence and our future. That`s why, the Women`s Day is celebrated by the whole society. Today I have come to this ceremony in order to celebrate the holidays together with you.

I thank you and all the Azerbaijani women for your courage, patience and loyalty, especially displayed during the hard periods of our country.

Thank you. I wish you the best.