The Azerbaijani language, which retains traces of the ancient historical past and is a means of communication of millions of Azerbaijanis, is an invaluable spiritual heritage of our people, one of the most important symbols of national existence and state independence. Our language, which has the power to express the deepest thoughts to the finest nuances, with its perfection and richness, still preserves a worthy place among the languages of the world.
The preservation of the Azerbaijani language as a state language and ensuring its application are among the priority principles for the construction of an independent state. Over the past years, various laws, decrees and orders have been approved to ensure the official status of the Azerbaijani language and improve its application. These documents, which provide for the expansion of unconditional use of the state language in all spheres of life and preservation of its purity, completely determined the legal framework and mechanisms for implementing the use of the state language in the country. All this serves as a clear example of the approach to the Azerbaijani language precisely as one of the main attributes of statehood, a vivid manifestation of the high attention and concern of the state. The steps taken were extremely important in terms of further enriching the literary language and expanding its scope.
At the same time, the rapid adoption by people of technological innovations in the modern age of the wide scope of the processes of globalization and the expansion of the possibilities for unhindered information exchange causes certain difficulties in the proper use of the potential capabilities of the native language. The current situation dictates the need for constant preservation of the issues of protecting the purity of the state language and the correct use of the literary language in the light of the national idea - the ideology of Azerbaijanism. In order to ensure the regulation of the sequence of activities to be carried out in this direction and further expand the possibilities for the use of the Azerbaijani language, guided by paragraph 32 of Article 109 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
1.To approve the State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Language in the following new composition:
Chairman of the Commission
Ilham Aliyev - President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Vice-Chairmen of the Commission
Mehriban Aliyeva - First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Ramiz Mehdiyev - Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Akif Alizadeh - President of ANAS
Anar Rzayev - Chairman of the Writers' Union of Azerbaijan
Members of the Commission
Vasif Talibov - Chairman of the Supreme Mejlis of the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, MP of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Elchin Efendiyev - Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Hajibala Abutalibov - head of the Baku City Executive Power
Mikail Jabbarov - Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Abulfas Garayev - Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Ali Hasanov - Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Social and Political Affairs - Head of Department
Isa Habibbeyli - Vice-President of ANAS, Director of the Literature Institute after Nizami Ganjavi ANAS, chairman of the Milli Majlis Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic by education, active member of ANAS
Rafael Huseynov - Director of the National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature after Nizami Ganjavi, Chairman of the Milli Mejlis Committee on Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, active member of ANAS
Kamal Abdullayev - Rector of the Azerbaijan University of Languages, active member of ANAS
Nizami Jafarov - Head of the Ataturk Center in Azerbaijan, MP of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, active member of ANAS
Vasim Mammadaliyev - Dean of the Faculty of Theology of Baku State University, active member of ANAS
Teymur Karimli - academician-secretary of the Department of Humanitarian Sciences of ANAS, Director of the Institute of Manuscripts after Muhammad Fizuli of ANAS, active member of ANAS
Mohsun Nagisoylu - Director of the Institute of Linguistics after Nasimi ANAS, active member of ANAS
Mukhtar Imanov - Director of the Institute of Folklore of ANAS, active member of ANAS
Abulfaz Guliyev - Director of the Institute of Art, Language and Literature of the Nakhchivan Branch of ANAS, Corresponding Member of ANAS
Arif Alysanov - Chairman of the Closed Joint-Stock Company "Azerbaijan Broadcasting"
Movlud Suleymanli - People's Writer
Sabir Rustamkhanli - People's Poet
Adil Babayev - Head of the Department of the Azerbaijan University of Languages, Professor
Mubariz Yusifov - Dean of the Philological Faculty of Ganja State University, Professor
Elbrus Azizov - Professor at the Baku State University
Buludkhan Khalilov - Professor at the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University
Aydin Alakbarov - Doctor of Philology, Professor
Ismail Mammadov - Head of the Department of the Institute of Linguistics after Nasimi ANAS, Doctor of Philology, Professor
Sayali Sadigova - Head of the Department of the Institute of Linguistics after Nasimi ANAS, Doctor of Philology, Professor
Afag Veliyeva - Director of the Translation CenterAflatun Amashov - Chairman of the Press Council of Azerbaijan, MP of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of AzerbaijanAydin Ibadov - Director of the State Advertising Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2.The National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan together with the relevant structures within three months to prepare and submit to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan a plan of measures related to maintaining the purity of the Azerbaijani language and further improving the use of the state language.
3.To abolish the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On the Approval of the Composition of the State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Language" No. 766 of July 4, 2001 (Collected Legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 2001, No. 7, Article 500; 2006, No. 9, Article 743).
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baku, November 13, 2017.