Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5
By Jamila Aliyeva - Trend:
It is very important that Azerbaijan is developing cooperation with Europe in all directions, Aira Kalela, assistant to Finnish former president Tarja Halonen, told Trend.
"We look forward to the European Games," she said. "I think that Azerbaijan will hold the Games at the highest level and ensure all the necessary conditions. Azerbaijan is one of the most beautiful countries. Of course, holding of such large-scale events will attract many tourists. This will also bring financial benefit."
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that 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.
Edited by CN