Azerbaijani Culture Days being held in Cannes (PHOTO)
The Heydar Aliyev Foundation is holding Azerbaijani Culture Days in Cannes, France.
The exhibition 'Toghrul Narimanbayov: Melody of colors' has been opened in the building of Gare Maritime pavillion in Cannes. Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony.
Addressing the event, Assistant to the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Anar Alakbarov said that such projects organized by the Foundation which promote Azerbaijan in various countries are significant in terms of promotion of our country’s history and culture and informing the world of the truth about Azerbaijan.
Cannes Deputy Mayor Frank Chikli said that organizing Days of Azerbaijani Culture in the city has already turned into a tradition. Chikli mentioned the cooperation and friendship charter signed between Gabala and Cannes, adding that the relations between the two cities cover the fields of economy, sports and education. He also noted that there will be mutual encouragement of cultures through tourism.
The exhibition, which features more than 30 works of Toghrul Narimanbeyov, will be open to public until August 1. The Days of Culture featured a concert program of Azerbaijani musicians.
Speaking prior to the concert, Anar Alakbarov extended Azerbaijani First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva’s best wishes to the event participants.
The executive director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation congratulated the people of France on the Bastille Day, and wished them peace and tranquility.
President of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France Jean-Francois Mancel hailed the excellent organization of international events in Azerbaijan.
Deputy Mayor of Cannes Frank Chikli handed a portrait of Azerbaijan's First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva, drawn by French artist Olivier Domin, to Anar Alakbarov.
The event then featured fireworks made as part of the traditional Festival d'Art Pyrotechnigue in Cannes.