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24 September 2018 [17:39] - Today.Az
By Laman Ismayilova
Bright and colorful Eurovillage has been held for the first time in Nakhchivan on September 21-23.
A public event was held at Nakhchivan Gala History-Architecture Museum Complex as part of the Days of Europe.
Addressing the event, Head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan, envoy Kestutis Jankauskas said that that this year is special in terms of EU-Azerbaijan relations since it marks the centenary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, as well as the 10th anniversary of the EU delegation in Baku. He also thanked the authorities of the Autonomous Republic for assistance in holding of the festival, as well as all residents who visited the Eurovillage.
Jankauskas stressed Azerbaijan and European Union are bound with strong cooperation.
After that each ambassador present in the opening welcomed the Eurovillage guests in his native language.
Eurovillage in Nakhchivan was met with great interest.
During the event, the Nakhchivan residents got familiar with the stands of seventeen EU member-states, learn more about the European Union and its values, long-term cooperation and partnership between EU and Azerbaijan.
Moreover, guests were invited to take part in the virtual tours to the European countries, contests and quizes, educational shows, face art and painting classes for children and others were held as part of the event.
Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov also got familiar with the Eurovillage.
EuroVillage, held since 2013, has become an ideal opportunity to learn more about the European Union (EU) and its values, including the long-term co-operation and partnership relations between the EU and Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan and the European Union enjoy fruitful bilateral relations.
European Union's relations with Azerbaijan date back to 1991 and are based on the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) (in force since 1999), which provides for wide-ranging cooperation in the areas of political dialogue trade, investment, economic matters, legislation and culture.