Azerbaijani President receives FIFA President (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21 / Trend /
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received a delegation led by FIFA President Joseph Blatter.
During the meeting, they stressed the importance of holding the 2012 FIFA U-17 women`s world cup in Azerbaijan. They also praised preparatory work for the championship.
It was stressed that Azerbaijan`s government attaches great importance to sports, including development of football.
It was noted that successive measures were taken to build sports infrastructure in Azerbaijan`s capital and regions.
Joseph Blatter presented a special medal of the FIFA U-17 women`s world cup and FIFA`s pennant to the Head of State.
After the meeting, President Ilham Aliyev hosted a dinner in honor of FIFA President Joseph Blatter.