ArmInfo. Well-known Azerbaijani public figure and political scientist Arif Yunusov, who is in forced emigration, explained the reasons of the refusal of vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, wife of the country's president, Mehriban Aliyeva, to be an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
On his Facebook page, the political scientist explained the real reasons for this step by Aliyeva. <Yesterday, the wife of the President, Mehriban Aliyeva, in a letter to the Director General of UNESCO, announced that she was ending her activities as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. And as a reason, she pointed to the ambivalent position of this organization in the Karabakh conflict. But this is the official reason, and first of all for the citizens of their country. Meanwhile, Mehriban Aliyeva's refusal is the result of an ongoing corruption scandal. In 2009, the representative of Bulgaria, Irina Bokova, was elected Director General of UNESCO. And very soon, but especially closely since 2012, she established close ties with the ruling family of Azerbaijan and, first of all, with Mehriban Aliyeva, of course, not disinterestedly. In 2016, I. Bokova put forward her candidacy for the post of UN Secretary General. But at that time, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Organization (OCCRP) began to reveal the facts of Aliyev's bribery of European politicians, which soon became known as the "Laundromat" or "Azerbaijani laundry" and led to a major scandal in PACE. At the same time, information appeared about the facts of bribery by the Aliyevs of UNESCO Director General I. Bokova. It became known that every time UNESCO organized something (conferences, exhibitions, etc.) for the PR of Mehriban Aliyeva, after a few days, money (from 100,000 to 225,000 thousand euros) was transferred to the accounts of the spouse of UNESCO Secretary General Kalin Mitrov from Baku . However, the decisive factor was the news that Bokova, who earned 780 thousand dollars during her tenure as UNESCO Director General, turns out to own 2 apartments in New York worth 2.4 million dollars in cash! And she acquired these apartments largely thanks to the Aliyevs. A big scandal broke out, Bokova withdrew her candidacy for the post of UN Secretary General. And in 2017, she ceased to be the Director General of UNESCO. Then came the turn of Mehriban Aliyeva, because since 2015 there have been numerous demands to the leadership of UNESCO to take away the honorary position of Goodwill Ambassador from M. Aliyeva. But UNESCO did not want a scandal, fearing that all this would deal a blow to the already heavily tarnished reputation of this organization. The process was delayed, then the epidemic began. But now UNESCO has decided to return to this issue and solve the issue of Mehriban Aliyeva's resignation calmly and without scandals. And Mehriban Aliyeva was offered to give up the title of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador herself, because otherwise many things would come to light. This is what is actually hidden behind this letter by Mehriban Aliyeva>
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