"Khari Bulbul" flower was presented to the botanical garden of Karlova University in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The presentation of the "Khari Bulbul" flower brought from Azerbaijan at the initiative of diaspora activists Shabnam Asadova and Rumiya Ali to Czech botanists took place as part of the commemoration ceremony of the famous Azerbaijani biochemist, Honored Scientist, Professor Akif Guliyev, who was awarded the gold medal of Karlova University.
The event initiated by our compatriot Eldar Valiyev, who lives in the Czech Republic was attended by the head of the Botanical Garden of Karlova University Ladislav Pavlata, researchers of the Faculty of Biology and colleagues of the late professor - Doctors of Sciences Vladislav Shvatora and Milan Kaftan, curator of the Botanical Garden Tomas Prokhazka, representatives of the Azerbaijani community Emma Lazar and Khadija Aliyeva. The head of the Botanical Garden Ladislav Pavlata thanked the guests and promised that the staff would do its best to spring up this flower. Speaking at the event, E.Valiyev and V.Shvator spoke in detail about the services of Professor Akif Guliyev in the establishment and development of scientific and educational relations between the two countries, cooperation in joint research, the organization of visits of Czech researchers to Azerbaijan through the Azerbaijani scientist.
The professor's daughter, Naila Abdullayeva, joined the event via the Internet and thanked them for commemorating her father, emphasizing that she would work to continue his work.
It should be noted that Professor Akif Guliyev got a certain stage of postgraduate education in 1967-1968 at Karlova University in the Czech Republic. The first agreement was signed between Karlova University and Baku State University in 1972 at the initiative of A. Guliyev. Well-known biochemist died on July 19, 2020.