Azerbaijan, Baku, June 15 / Trend /
Another event as part of the Days of Azerbaijan in France has taken place in Beauvais.
The Days of Azerbaijan are held under the Heydar Aliyev Foundation`s "Cultural Treasures of Azerbaijan - the Pearl of Caucasus" project.
Opening the event, Beauvais Mayor, Caroline Cayeux, said an exhibition and concert on Azerbaijan were very important in terms of promoting the country`s rich history, art, music and cultural legacy in France. The Mayor described Azerbaijan as the cradle of ancient civilization. She noted France was determined to continue developing its relationship with Azerbaijan.
Jean-François Mancel, a member of the France-Azerbaijan parliamentary friendship group, praised tolerance in Azerbaijan, saying representatives of a variety of nationalities and cultures were living together in the country in peace and harmony. He said Azerbaijan was "like a bridge for building and developing relations between east and west".
Mancel praised Azerbaijani first lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva`s contributions "to developing the friendly relations between France and Azerbaijan". He emphasized the importance of the projects carried out by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to promote Azerbaijan in France.
Azerbaijani ambassador in Paris Elchin Amirbayov said the Days of Azerbaijan saw the organization of concerts and exhibitions in 14 French cities so far. The ambassador highlighted Azerbaijan`s tourism potential.
Nicolas Desforges, prefect of Oise department, said the event was an important step towards strengthening the Azerbaijan-France friendship.