Shaki, May 17, AZERTAC
I discover a new Azerbaijan and familiarize myself with your beautiful traditions each time I visit your country. Azerbaijan really has a rich culture and traditions. I am speaking frankly, not as a politician. During my current trip I familiarized myself with the region where Shaki city is located. It is indeed a beautiful city with a rich history. I liked the Palace of Shaki Khans very much. Shaki is a city which is also located on the Silk Way. My scarf is also made of Shaki silk, mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris, member of the European Parliament Rachida Dati, who arrived in Azerbaijan to attend the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, told journalists.
Regarding the first European Games, Rachida Dati said: “As a member of the European Parliament, I can say that I and all Europe support the organization of the first European Games in Azerbaijan. I want to congratulate Azerbaijan once again on this success. Azerbaijan writes new history with these Games. The participants from all Europe will attend the event. This demonstrates that Azerbaijan is an important and strategic country not only in the region, but also in whole Europe. The first European Games is an important event not only from political, economic point, but also for development of sport and expansion of international relations in this field.”
Mrs. Dati said she was a politician who supported Azerbaijan unconditionally, adding “I have visited Azerbaijan several times, and know your country well. Azerbaijan is a tolerant country which respects national and religious minorities in either local or international level. This is really very important issue. I am very glad to be in Azerbaijan.”