US capital proclaims May 28 as ‘Azerbaijan National Day’


The US capital Washington, DC, has proclaimed May 28, as “Azerbaijan National Day.” The City Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the relevant proclamation.

In the proclamation, which was sent to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC, it is mentioned that “the Azerbaijan Democratic republic declared its independence 102 years ago, 1918, becoming the first secular parliamentary democracy in the Muslim world.”

The document states that “the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic became the first Muslim nation to grant women the right to vote and equal political rights.”

“The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic grants all its citizens the right to vote regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or religion, and Azerbaijan’s existence as an independent nation ended in 1920 and was incorporated into the USSR in 1922,” says the proclamation.

It also states, “more than 60 years would pass before Azerbaijan would regain its independence in 1991. Since that time, Azerbaijan has consolidated its independence and has become a reliable ally and strategic partner of the United States, which is supportive of Azerbaijan’s sovereignty and independence.”

“Millions of Azerbaijanis around the globe, including in our world-class city of Washington, DC, will observe and celebrate the 102nd Anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic,” says the proclamation.

In conclusion, the City Mayor proclaims May 28 as “Azerbaijan National Day” in Washington, DC.


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