Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 8 / Trend /
A monument to renowned Serbian inventor, engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla was unveiled in Baku on February 8. Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Tomislav Nikolic of Serbia with spouses Mehriban Aliyeva and Dragica Nikolic attended the inauguration ceremony.
President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva welcomed a Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and his spouse Dragica Nikolic.
President Ilham Aliyev and Tomislav Nikolic unveiled the monument and put flowers on it. First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva and Serbian First Lady Dragica Nikolic also laid flowers at the monument.
The monument commemorating Nikola Tesla stands in one of the central parks of Baku, at the crossroads on the corner of Azadliq Avenue and Suleyman Rahimov Street. The authors of the 3,3-meter monument are renowned Azerbaijani sculptor Omar Eldarov and architect Sanan Salamzadeh. The monument is made of bronze and represents Nikola Tesla against the background of alternator.
Presidents Ilham Aliyev, Tomislav Nikolic and First ladies had a talk with Omar Eldarov, and then posed for photographs.
Both Presidents then addressed the ceremony. Serbian leader and his spouse expressed gratitude to Omar Eldarov.