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Azerbaijani park and statue of Khurshudbanu Natavan inaugurated in France VIDEO

Evian-les-Bains, July 3, AZERTAC

The official opening ceremony of the Azerbaijani park has been held at the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on the bank of the lake of Leman, in the city of Evian-les-Bains, France. The ceremony took place under a charter on friendship and cooperation signed between French Évian-les-Bains and Azerbaijan`s Ismayilli towns.

The opening of the park and the "Friendship" spring here was followed by the unveiling of a statue of prominent Azerbaijani poetess Khurshudbanu Natavan.

The participants in the event included a delegation led by Mirdamet Sadigov, head of Ismayilli District Executive Authority, mayor of Evian-les Bains Marc Francina, permanent representative of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Vagif Sadigov, charge d'affaires, counselor for economic and regional cooperation of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France Elmar Mammadov, representative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Alakbar Guliyev, representatives of the local public and media, as well as Azerbaijanis residing in France and Switzerland.

Mayor of Evian-les-Bains Marc Francina said they are honored to host the opening of the park as well as the unveiling of the statue of Khurshudbanu Natavan.

Head of Ismayilli District Executive Authority Mirdamet Sadigov congratulated the residents of the town on the occasion of the opening of the park. He said they are proud with the erection of the statue of Khurshudbanu Natavan in Evian-les-Bains.

Representative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Alakbar Guliyev noted that the Foundation attaches great importance to bilateral relations between the two countries. He highlighted the projects carried out by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Baku.

Charge d'affaires, counselor for economic and regional cooperation of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France Elmar Mammadov hailed the excellent relationship between the two countries.

The event then featured singer Gunay Imamverdiyeva's performance of Azerbaijani folk music "Shushanin daghlari" (Mountains of Shusha) and the song "Azerbaijan."

In his interview with AZERTAC, mayor of Evian-les-Bains Marc Francina that he supported the idea of signing the charter on friendship and cooperation between French Évian-les-Bains and Azerbaijan`s Ismayilli towns and spared no efforts to contribute to the expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Shahla Aghalarova

Special Correspondent

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