The Secretary-General of the Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation (AGF), Farid Gaibov, has been elected vice-president of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG). It is the first time that a representative of Azerbaijan has joined the leadership of the Union, with 23 countries voting for his election.The Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation, led by its president Mehriban Aliyeva, has engaged in active promotion and development of gymnastics in the country, with the aim of turning it into one of the major sports in the country. Under her leadership, the AGF has made great progress. Established in 1956, the Gymnastics Federation of Azerbaijan joined the International Gymnastics Federation with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and in 1996 - the European Union of Gymnastics. From October 7th 2002 the first lady of Azerbaijan, the president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, has been the head of the AGF.