Baku, Azerbaijan, July 13
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has ordered to speed up the procedure of issuing visas to tourists, reduce prices for air tickets and hotels in the country.
The instructions were given by the president July 13 during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on the results of the country's socio-economic development in the first half of 2015 and the objectives for the future.
Ilham Aliyev said that following the First European Games, the inflow of tourists to Azerbaijan has increased even more.
"Holding the First European Games became a historic event," said Aliyev. "These Games were held at Olympic level which showed our country's power and potential."
The head of state added that Azerbaijani athletes who won a total of 56 medals, including 21 gold ones, proved that Azerbaijan is a country of sports as well.
The president added that the First European Games turned into the triumph of the people and the state.