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June 20, 2016

A meeting with a delegation led by President of the Friends of Azerbaijan in France Association Jean-Francois Mancel

Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva met, June 20, a delegation led by President of the Friends of Azerbaijan in France Association,  member of  the National Assembly Jean-Francois Mancel. 


Expressing delight in seeing the guest in Azerbaijan,  Mehriban Aliyeva said she was confident this visit by a delegation led by President of the Friends of Azerbaijan in France Association Jean-Francois Mancel to our country has been successful.  Saying “I am glad you  have watched the Formula-1 race, which is held in Azerbaijan for the first time”, Mehriban Aliyeva thanked Jean-Francois Mancel for the increase in the number of members of the Friends of Azerbaijan in France Association. Mentioning that some of the members of the delegation were making their first visit to Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva said she was hopeful these persons, having made themselves closely acquainted with the realities of Azerbaijan, will make efforts towards strengthening the relations between France and Azerbaijan. Mehriban Aliyeva noted that the relations between our countries have developed in all spheres, both in political, economic and between the parliaments, and that, as the head of the working group for Azerbaijan-France interparliamentary relations,   various actions are taken by her to strengthen these relations further.  She touched upon also the relations in the humanitarian field, and brought to attention that a French Lyceum has been operating in Azerbaijan for over a year, and opening of an Azerbaijani-French University is expected this year. Saying “I am sure our joint efforts in the humanitarian sphere will ensure that our people get to know each other better”, Mehriban Aliyeva noted that this visit would serve to bringing our peoples and countries closer. 


President of the Friends of Azerbaijan in France Association, member of the National Assembly Jean-Francois Mancel thanked Mehriban Aliyeva, on behalf of the delegation led by him, for the meeting and said members of the delegation had never been to Azerbaijan before, however their hearts had already been beating with Azerbaijan. It was emphasized that Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe was held in Baku on a high level, and that Azerbaijan has a rich experience in holding such international events. 


A souvenir was presented to Mehriban Aliyeva at the meeting on behalf of the French National Assembly.


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