"Over the last 17 days we witnessed unity, solidarity and friendship between European nations," First Lady of Azerbaijan Chair of the Baku 2015 European Games Organising Committee Mehriban Aliyeva has said as she addressed the Closing Ceremony of the First European Games.
"The first European Games have come to an end. The last 17 days were remarkable and unforgettable in the history of Azerbaijan. We are proud that the first European Games were held in our country. We are proud that within only two and a half years Azerbaijan has turned its commitment into a reality, and delivered a sporting event of the highest standard".
"I'd like to express my deep gratitude to the Azerbaijani national team, European athletes and numerous guests for their friendliness, hospitality and support during the Games.
I hope there are many more victories for independent Azerbaijan, and wish happiness and prosperity for Azerbaijani people," Mehriban Aliyeva added.