The Council on State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a grant agreement with Classis-Project - an Italian NGO.
The NGO Council Chairman Azay Guliyev congratulated the winner of the contest (Classis-Project ) and noted that the cooperation with this organizations would contribute to the partnership and strengthen the relationships between Azerbaijan and Italy. It was also mentioned that the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev supports state programs in favor of the growth and development of the NGOs, and funding of foreign NGOs which has relevance to the integration of Azerbaijan into Europe.
The Classis-Project is believed to be profitable for both countries, says Chairman Azay Guliyev. He further hoped that the NGO Classis-Project would play an important role in creating a web portal, in carrying out researches on history, economy and culture of Azerbaijan. All this will expose the Italian society on the true information on Armenia – Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Classis-Project is an organization that operates in different parts of the world. During the 12 months of the NGO Council funding, this organization will promote in Italy the history, cultural heritage, socio-politics, economy and cultural achievements of Azerbaijan since independence. Nature and tourism potential of Azerbaijan will also be exposed. All the damages caused to our country by Armenia – Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the danger that this conflict caused in the region will also be one of the principal topics that will be highlighted in the web portal. Classis-Project will also organize conferences, round tables and other cultural events in order to continue the outreach activities during the life of this particular project.
The founder of the NGO Classis-Project, Ms. Paola Kasagranda thanked the NGO Council for the support and noted that the realization of this project will surely be beneficial in strengthening the cooperation between Italy and Azerbaijan.
The Ambassador of Italy to Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Giampaolo Cutillo attended the signing ceremony and praised the role of The NGO Council and the civil society institutions in strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
The Head of Azerbaijan-Italy Inter-Parliamentary group MP Azar Karimov noted the support of the Parliament to the cooperation between The NGO Council and Classis-Project and believed that this cooperation will continue to promote the already established strong ties between the two countries.