July 9, 2014

Presentation of “Baku-European Games-2015” takes place in the French city of Cannes

On July 9, presentation of “Baku-European Games-2015” took place within the framework of the Days of Azerbaijani Culture in the French city of Cannes. Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Chairperson of the European Games Organising Committee Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.


The host of the event gave information about Azerbaijan, its history and culture, and emphasized that in about a year, Azerbaijan, a country rich in cultural treasures, will host the first European Games.


Addressing the ceremony, mayor of the city of Cannes David Lisnard noted that relations between Azerbaijan - the pearl of the Caucasus – and the city of Cannes – the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea – are developing. Noting that Days of Azerbaijani Culture were organized for the second time in Cannes, the mayor talked about Azerbaijan’s having rich cultural treasures and expressed confidence that the first European Games next year will be organized in Baku at the highest level.


Mehriban Aliyeva addressed the ceremony.


A video-presentation devoted to “Baku-European Games-2015” took place at the ceremony. The video-material contained information about the works done during the past period, sports facilities built, as well as meetings held under the leadership of Chairperson of the European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva.


President of the French Olympic and Sports Committee Denis Masseglia said the holding of the first European Games in Azerbaijan will be a great event, and highly appreciated the works done in this regard. Emphasizing the high-level preparation works for the European Games, Mr Dennis Masseglia expressed confidence that Baku will successfully hold the European Games.


Then a dinner-party devoted to the presentation of “Baku-European Games-2015” took place. Azerbaijan’s masters of art performed at the ceremony with a concert programme.


The event was finalised by fireworks in the Croisette Boulevard under the music by Azerbaijani composers.