“Discover Azerbaijan: Baku-2015 Edition” book was presented on November 13, at Four Seasons Hotel, Baku at the ceremony attended by state and government officials, parliamentarians and diplomats. In her welcoming speech, the head of the project, SOCAR Vice President of Ecology Rafiga Huseynzade said the book kept detailed information about Baku-2015 1st European Games, as well as Azerbaijan’s history, culture, music and national cuisine and it would be significant contribution to promotion of Azerbaijan. SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev spoke about the oil company’s contribution to the construction of sports facilities, including Baku Olympic Stadium named the world’s best sport facility in 2015.
He said Azerbaijani athletes, including Neftchi Sports Club, successfully participated in Baku-2015 Games. He reminded that Azerbaijan would host Formula One Grand Prix and World Chess Olympiad next year, Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017.
Ali Hasanov, Head of Public-Political Issues Department of Presidential Administration, Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sports, Gordon Birrell, BP Regional President, Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey, Lord David Evans, member of the House of Lords, founder of the Senate Consulting Ltd and project manager of “Discover Azerbaijan: Baku 2015 Edition” spoke about the book’s role in promotion of Azerbaijan.
The book will be presented in London on March 10, 2016.