Talibov Vasif Usif oglu – (14.01.1960, in the village of Ashagy Aralig, Sharur region) – statesman. Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Graduated from Nakhchivan State Pedagogical Institute (present-Nakhchivan State University), history-philology (1981) and Baku State University, law faculty (1998). Started his labour activity in the people’s education department of Sharur region in 1976, during 1982-1983 he was in the military service in border troops. Starting from 1983 he worked an instructor for the personnels, chief of the special department of Production Company of Nakhchivan Sewing, Knitted and Carpet wears works. During his working and education years he constantly demonstrated his character being devoted intellectual to his motherland and nation as well. He was one of the front runners in establishing an independent empowering and strengthening it in Azerbaijan, in the reforms forwarded to establish new Azerbaijan, defending territorial integrity of the region, rehabilitation democratic values in the country, in the struggle of national leader Heydar Aliyev’s comeback to the power of the republic and as well as always being near the wise leader helped him to learn his great school, became his close associate, and also took an active part in the process of reforms held, Vasif Talibov occupied the position of head assistant of the Chairman of Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic from September 1991 till the April 1994, the first deputy of Prime Minister for foreign-economic relations of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic from the April 1994 till the December 1995. He took an active part in establishing new Azerbaijan Party (NAP) the founder of which was national leader Heydar Aliyev. Mr. Vasif Talibov, who was elected chairman of NAP organization of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in the conference held on April 8, 1995 and also he is a party figure. He continues his activity in the leading system of NAP which is the leading political power of the Azerbaijan community. On November 12, 1995, on November 5, 2000, on November 6, 2005, and on November 7, 2010 he was elected deputy to the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th summons, deputy to the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th summons and in the same time according to the first sessions held in December 16, 1995, on December 7, 2000, on November 28, 2005 and on December 3, 2010 he was elected Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Vasif Talibov who is capable to cope with his task properly acts rather efficiently in restoration of civil community and lawful state in Azerbaijan based on the political course defined by national leader Heydar Aliyev, in making rather more progress of the economy and culture of  Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, in taking measures forwarded to the social welfare of people. Above all he was able to settle the problems subjected to the territorial integrity of the autonomous republic which has a great importance respectively.  Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov was awarded with “Order of Glory”.

He was the member of Political Board of the New Azerbaijan Party, Administrative personnel and Coordinating Board of the World Azerbaijanis. He is the honorary doctor of Nakhchivan State University and State University of Georgia named after Shota Rustovaely.

Married, 3 children.

Construction, construction works and reconstruction implemented in the autonomous republic is strongly connected with the name of national leader Heydar Aliyev and Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan who follows the political course successfully, and with the name of Vasif Talibov, Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

All activity of Vasif Talibov is closely connected with political, social and cultural processes circulating in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic within Azerbaijan. Thanks to his expedient activity normal relations with the Republic of Turkey and Iran Islamic Republic were established and a lot of treaties were signed. This kind of relations helped to develop free trade, economic relations, science, education and culture in Nakhchivan.

During 1995-2005 years about 100 modern type of secondary schools were built in the cities and villages of the autonomous republic, new education corpses of Nakhchivan State University, Nakhchivan Teachers Institution and Nakhchivan Private University, Presidium of Nakhchivan branch of ANAS and buildings for 6 scientific-investigation institutions were put into use. In the same time cultural-educational places, sport complexes, administrative buildings were built in the cities and villages of the autonomous republic but mainly in the city of Nakhchivan.

Historical-architectural monuments of Nakhchivan as: - Momuna Khatin tomb; Garabaghlar tomb complex; Usif Kuseyir oglu tomb; Khan house; Ice-house; Imamzadeh complex; Alinjachay Khanagah complex; Ismayilkhan bath house and others were perfectly capital repaired and restored. House-museums of J.Nakhchivansky, H.Javid, M.S.Ordubady, J.Mammadguluzadeh, Y.Mammadaliyev were reestablished. Bahruz Kangarly’s name was immortalized and house-museum was established. The 150th anniversary of M.T.Sidgy, great pedagogue, educationalist and poet was marked, his works were published and his memory was eternalized. A monumental tomb was erected to the memory of H.Javid.

The international symposium entitled “Nakhchivan in the intercountries sources (10-13.07.1996) held under the leadership of Vasif Talibov played a very important role in investigating the history of Nakhchivan, in researching the issues objectively from the point of view of national importance. In reply to the groundless land claims of the Armenian nationalists from Nakhchivan an international scientific symposium was held by the initiative of Vasif Talibov together with the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, National Scientific Academy of Azerbaijan, History Institute after A.A.Bakikhanov, Nakhchivan branch of Academy and Nakhchivan State University (9-16.06.2006). More than 50 reports were heard in the symposium, Scientists from Turkey and Iran attended the symposium. Also another international symposium entitled “National resources of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and more optimal ways of its use” was held (14-16.09.2000).

For the purpose to learn the Gamigaya history-ethnographic complex of monuments said to be a rock passport of the ancient land of Nakhchivan which is belonging of the Azerbaijan people Vasif Talibov signed a special  order (26.04.2001). Soon after the order every year archeological-ethnographic expeditions are arranged to Gamigaya. By the order of Vasif Talibov the grave tomb of prophet Noah in the city of Nakhchivan was restored. (28.06.2006), the international symposium entitled Prophet Noah, the world storm and Nakhchivan was held (24-25 April, 2009).

Vasif Talibov was elected member of Coordination Board (Baku, 9-10 November, 2001) in the 1st congress of the World Azerbaijanis. Under the leadership of Vasif Talibov new Encyclopedia of Nakhchivan in two volumes publications (2005) and “Encyclopedia of Nakhchivan monuments” (2008) were published.

By the order of Vasif Talibov the international symposium entitled “Nakhchivan as the first settlement and place of town making” was held on 20-24 July, 2011 in the city of Nakhchivan.