Baku, Azerbaijan, May 15
By Jamila Aliyeva - Trend:
The First European Games will make a positive impact on Azerbaijan and make it become more well-known to the international community, Indonesian ambassador to Azerbaijan Raden Prayono Atiyanto told Trend May 15.
Azerbaijan has a lot of experience in hosting major international events, including the major event of the Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting and Tour d'Azerbaidjan cycling tour recently, said the ambassador.
"Therefore, I am optimistic that the European Games will be successful," Atiyanto added. "In this regard, I can see that preparations are underway as planned. Everything will be ready on time."
Talking about the importance of these Games for Europe, he said that for sure, the European Games in Azerbaijan is the first of its kind for Europe.
"So I hope it will be an interesting event and produce new records, including world records," he said.
The ambassador added that it is always important for the athletes to participate in international competitions, including the European Games in order to gain more experience and more records.
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.
Edited by SI