We've been setting this exhibition up for nearly two years. I believe that its language – the language of Art – eloquently conveys the great accomplishments our country has made in all spheres of achievement.
Official reception was arranged on behalf of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the Heydar Aliyev Center, June 12, in honour of participants of the 1st European Games’ official opening ceremony.
The official reception was attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Serbian President Tomislav Nicolich, President of Montenegro Phillip Vuyanovich, chairperson of the Presidium of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanich, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, President of Turkmenistan Gurbangulu Berdymahammadov, President of Tajikistan Emomoli Rahmon, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Duchy Henry, Prince of Monaco Albert II, state leaders of San-Marino – captain regents Andrea Belluchi and Roberto Venturini, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibaşvili, first deputy Prime Minster of Kyrgyzstan Tayrıbek Sarpaşov, chairperson of the Czech Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies Yan Hamachek, Chairperson of the Slovak Parliament Peter Pellegrini, second President of the Austrian Parliament Karlheinz Kopf, Deputy Chairperson of the Latvian Parliament Andrei Klementiyev, Chairperson of the Mexican Senate’s foreign relations committee Gabriela Kuevas Barron, Chairperson of the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service, head of the group of the Ukrainian Supreme Rada for Ukraine-Azerbaijan interparliamentary relations Roman Nasirov, Chairperson of Qatar’s Olympic Committee Sheikh Jauan bin Hamad Al Tani, Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Mosaad, Kuwait’s minister for information and youth Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al Sabah, Deputy Chairperson of the Turkmenistan Cabinet of Ministers, foreign affairs minister Rashid Meredov, Turkish foreign affairs minister Movlud Chavushoghlu, minister of sports affairs of the Oman Sultanate Sheikh Saad bin Mohammad bin Said Al-Marduf Al-Sadi, Iranian minister of sport and youth Mahmud Gudarzi, Turkish energy minister Taner Yildiz, Deputy foreign minister of the Great Britain and MP Tobias Martin Elwood, Deputy minister of culture of Vatican Luis Marie William Sanchez De Toca, ISESCO Director General Abdul-Aziz Othman Al-Twaijri, former President of Latvia Valdes Zatlers and other high-level guests.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Chairperson of the Baku-2015 1st European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva met with heads of states and governments, well-known public, political and sports persons coming to Baku to attend the opening ceremony.
Video film devoted to Baku-2015 was demonstrated at the official reception.
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the ceremony.