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23/11/2016 16:21
Azerbaijan’s head of state hosts CEV President
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Baku, Azerbaijan, November 23, 2016. On Wednesday morning CEV President Aleksandar Boričić had the privilege and honour to have a meeting with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, while paying a visit to the country that will co-host the 2017 edition of the women’s European Championship.  

Recalling his visit to Baku during the inaugural European Games held in June 2015 in Azerbaijan’s capital, Mr Boričić said that the Games were held at a level higher than the Olympic Games. He added that the foreign guests left the country with many wonderful impressions and memories. The CEV President emphasised that the organisation of such events is a good investment in the future development of Azerbaijan. Stressing the importance of the decision to hold the Final Round of the 2017 women’s EuroVolley in Azerbaijan and Georgia, Mr Boričić expressed his hope that the tournament will be successfully organised and thanked President Aliyev for his support.

Noting that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the development of sports, President Aliyev said the country makes great efforts to excellently organise all sporting events Azerbaijan is playing host to. Highlighting the significance of the Baku 2015 European Games, the head of state said Azerbaijan set itself the goal of holding these Games at the level of the Summer Olympic Games, and the country eventually achieved it.

President Aliyev also expressed his confidence that the Final Round of the 2017 women’s European Championship will be successfully organised in Azerbaijan, and will become yet another major international sporting event to be added to the impressive record of this country.

Source: AzerTac – Azerbaijan State News Agency

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