Bulgaria to be represented at Baku’s European Games at highest level
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 28
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
Bulgaria will be represented at the first European Games, to be held in Baku in June, at the highest level, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev told reporters on the sidelines of the 3rd Baku Global Shared Societies Forum April 28.
"The prime minister and the president will be here," he said. "Bulgarian athletes are very grateful. They will be well prepared for this world event."
The president on behalf of the Bulgarian people and as a leader of the European country expressed gratitude to Azerbaijan for organizing the European Games. He said that the first European Games in Baku will be historic.
"We look forward to our visit to beautiful Baku [during the European Games]," he said.
The president also expressed his gratitude to the Nizami Ganjavi International Center for organizing such a large event as the 3rd Baku Global Shared Societies Forum.
"We have gathered from all over the world to share our ideas on how we can turn the world into the best place to live," the president said.
"Azerbaijani reformer, philosopher and poet Nizami Ganjavi lived in the 12th century," he said. "It is necessary to learn to understand the dialogue and to evaluate different ideas and tolerance as Ganjavi did."
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent, which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition. Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
The 3rd Baku Global Shared Societies Forum started in Baku on April 28. The Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Diaspora and the Nizami Ganjavi International Center organized the event.
The topic of the forum is "Building Trust in the Emerging World Order".
The event is to discuss topics and issues related to the fight against terrorism, ethnic and religious conflict resolution, democracy development, education reform, and environment preservation.
The forum provides a space for current and ex-presidents, prime ministers, ministers, and leading scholars and experts to assess the current state of the world and the most pressing threats to international security and peace, and to elaborate concrete steps for today's leadership to overcome these divisions.
Edited by CN