An official opening ceremony of the 13th European Youth Olympic Festival has been held in the Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
Along with Georgian state and government officials, speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, President of Azerbaijani Tennis Federation Ogtay Asadov also attended the opening ceremony.
The event which brought together athletes and high ranking guests from 50 countries, heard speeches of chair of Tbilisi 2015 Aleksi Akhvlediani and President of the European Olympic Committees Patrick Hickey.
Azerbaijan`s squad includes 35 athletes who will contest medals in athletics, tennis, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, cycling and judo.
Thirty-five Azerbaijani volunteers also participate in the festival.