Azerbaijani president comments on whether his children will engage in politics
- 18 November 2016
Baku – APA. “My children are very active in cultural, social affairs,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said during a meeting with a group of participants of the 5th News Agencies World Congress in Baku Nov.17.
Asked by President of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), CEO of TT news agency Jonas Olof Eriksson whether his children would engage in politics in the future, President llham Aliyev said it depends on their aspirations and plans.
“I think so far they have been satisfied with their activities. They are very active in cultural, social affairs. Both of them, by the way, are also related to media. My elder daughter is editor in chief of Baku magazine, which for many years presents Azerbaijan to the Russian and international audience. It has two versions – English and Russian. You can see it in the internet. My second daughter also is engaged in issues related to journalism. She actually graduated as a journalist. She is involved in promotion of Azerbaijan as a modern country with rich history, also in documentaries, and other events. My son is a student. It is for him to decide what future he would like to choose. He is studying economics at a university in Baku. It is up to them. Azerbaijan is a country with equal opportunities. It will be their choice,” he said.