On April 10, Presentation of “Baku-2015” first European Games was held in Moscow, Russia, SIA informs.
The First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, , Chairperson of the European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva, Foundation’s Vice-President Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva attended the event.
The guests viewed the exhibition on Azerbaijani culture, history and traditions.
Then the official part of the ceremony started. Chairperson of the European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva addressed the ceremony.
Azerbaijan’s First Lady highlighted that all the sports infrastructure is built and the country is ready for the European Games: “Baku-2015 European Games will open a new page in the history of European sport. In the games 6,000 athletes will participate and they will compete in 20 sports. It is a great honor and responsibility to conduct the first European games. Baku-2015 will set the standard for all future European games. I am sure the European Games will be held at the same level with the summer Olympic Games.Now, 2 months before the European games our entire team is focused on the final preparations. But today I can say that Azerbaijan is ready to receive the whole of Europe. I'm sure that the first European Games will be held in a spirit of solidarity, unity, and fair competition. On this occasion, dear friends, I want to invite all of you to come to Baku and support athletes".