By Laman Ismayilova
The Arcachon City Municipality of French province Akiten and Association of Friends of Azerbaijan organized series of events within the framework of “Days of Azerbaijan” dedicated to Novruz festival.
A series of events, realized under auspices of the Azerbaijani embassy in France and House of Azerbaijan in Paris started with official meetings of Arcachon Mayor Yves Foulon, Azerbaijani Ambassador Elchin Amirbayov, President of Association of Friends of Azerbaijan, French lawmaker Jean-François Mancel and head of House of Azerbaijan in Paris, general secretary of Association of Friends of Azerbaijan Mirvari Fataliyeva.
Over 300 residents attended the conference held at city congress.
Amirbayov delivered a speech entitled “Azerbaijan: country of traditions and modernity” at the conference, which started with short movie on Azerbaijan’s culture, history and tourism.
A photo exhibition reflecting the Novruz festivities, ancient and modern memorials of Baku was demonstrated at Olympia Theatre of the City.
Then, Mancel informing on arrangements for promotion of Azerbaijan carried out by the organization led by him, stressed that these events are very important for propagation of rich culture and history of Azerbaijan. He also talked about trips to Azerbaijan arranged for French people organized by the Association, along with promotion of Azerbaijan as a cradle of multiculturalism and tolerance.
Following, the “Baku Stars” ensemble of Baku Chorography School performed at the concert hall of the theatre. More than 1000 attendants watched the show.
Azerbaijan and France are actively developing their relations in all fields. French companies are actively participating in the petrochemical, food, agricultural, machine engineering, tourism and other spheres in Azerbaijan.
The inter-regional cooperation between Azerbaijan and France is also at a high level. Some 12 Azerbaijani cities signed a cooperation agreement with 10 cities and one province in France.