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French Bastille Day marked in Baku

Baku, July 14, AZERTAC

The Embassy of France in Azerbaijan has organized an official reception to mark the country`s public holiday – the Bastille Day.

National anthems of Azerbaijan and France were played.

Addressing the event, French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Aurélia Bouchez highlighted the history of development of her country, adding great progress in economic and cultural fields has been achieved.

“The 2017 has been an outstanding year, the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the official visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Paris on March 14,” said France’s ambassador.

She noted that the meeting with Francois Hollande confirmed the excellent quality of political dialogue between the two countries on all topics.

"It stressed the key role played by Azerbaijan for EU energy security," said the ambassador.

“During the visit by President Aliyev to France, the importance of reaching a negotiated and lasting solution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was once again underlined by France as the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group,” added the ambassador.

On steadily development of Azerbaijan the ambassador expressed confidence that relations would further develop in the fields of politics, economy, science, education and culture.

Deputy Minister of Economy Sahil Babayev congratulated the people of France on behalf of the Azerbaijani Government. He lauded the development of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economy, politics, education and culture.

The event brought together state and government officials, MPs, scientific and cultural figures, representatives of the diplomatic corps in Baku, public figures.

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