One of the reasons for the punishment of the former Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev became clear. In other words, our ambassador to Switzerland, Ms.Khanim Ibragimova, also played a very important role in the burning of the minister.
According to 7news.az, sources in the Ministry of Culture, Ms.Khanum Ibragimova, who was appointed ambassador to Switzerland three years ago, sold a very expensive carpet, sent as a gift to the leadership of the country of Switzerland. Instead, he bought a fake carpet and gifted it.
Interestingly, Ms. Khanum Ibragimova did not want to worry about taking the original carpet out of Baku. He bought a very expensive villa in Baku for the price of a small carpet. To hide his vanity, he even named the villa after a close relative, not himself.
Yes, you read it wrong; very expensive villa for the price of a carpet. The fact is that the price of this carpet was more than 500,000 euros.
The game of handmade silk carpet, brought to Baku, was disclosed due to the fact that the leadership of Azerbaijan did not receive the appreciation expected from Switzerland. Feeling the negligence of Switzerland, the administration asked its colleagues if they liked the carpet. They were shocked by the answer: “It was an ordinary carpet”
The investigation showed that the Swiss government was presented with a synthetic carpet, not silk. Relevant agencies are investigating how the silk carpet suddenly became “synthetic” during a flight from Baku to Bern. They learned that the carpet was “synthetic” from friends of the Minister of Culture who sell antiques. Simply put, they sold the original carpet and instead found a synthetic one. Ambassador Ibragimova also bought a villa for a real rug and brought a fake rug to Bern.
The investigation also revealed that Ms. Ibragimova is a friend of the wife of Abulf Garayev. She expressed solidarity with the involvement of Abulfas Garayev in this matter.
It should be noted that Ms. Ibragimova, who is only 41 years old, very quickly rose in the diplomatic corps. He has been working as a diplomat since 19 years. Prior to being appointed ambassador to Switzerland, he worked as an adviser to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations. For such successful diplomatic activity, he was awarded the Medal for Distinctions in the Civil Service, and in 2006, with the support of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, he developed and introduced the concept of the Agency for International Development of Azerbaijan (AIDA). Being the author of both the strategy and the legal framework of the organization, Ms. Ibragimova developed and implemented first aid projects with the Diplomatic Academy of Azerbaijan with funds raised under the UN Development Program, and also worked with foreign students at the Diplomatic University during her professional career Academy of Azerbaijan. He was the author and performer of various related projects.
In addition, the Ministry of Emergencies is a product of the brain of Ms. Ibrahimova. According to the report, Ibragimova worked on a project for emergency management together with the Azerbaijani government at the UNDP office in Azerbaijan. This project formed the basis of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which was subsequently created.
In short, despite his young age, she was always in the highest paid mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Therefore, his greed for the carpet sent to the Swiss leadership seems very surprising and raises serious doubts about his past activities. It is reported that the relevant departments are currently investigating the past activities of the ambassador and his relations with some leaders of the country.
It should be noted that the fact that the country’s leadership appropriated gifts sent to foreign colleagues is far from the first. Earlier it became known that the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to the United Arab Emirates Dashgin Shikarov also sold caviar sent to the emir, and the ambassador was immediately recalled. It is reported that waiting for her fate Dashgin Shikarov