Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The first European Games to be held by Azerbaijan will make an important contribution to ensuring peace and security in the world, High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser told Trend.
Along with the activities in the field of intercultural dialogue, Azerbaijan has also conducted important work in the field of sport, according to al-Nasser.
The high representative went on to add that sport unites people. "Having come here, I witnessed the fact that Azerbaijan prepares for the grand event - the first European Games at a high level," said al-Nasser. "These Games will promote peace and tolerance throughout the world. This is a great initiative and I wish success to Azerbaijan."
He said that Azerbaijan makes a major contribution to peace, security and stability in the world, promotes intercultural dialogue. "The first European Games is another great contribution of Azerbaijan in this field," said al-Nasser.
The high representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations said that the first European Games will further enhance the image of Azerbaijan on the international arena.
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.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.