Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
President Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received world famous actor and film director Steven Seagal.
Seagal noted that he was pleased to visit Azerbaijan, saying he was deeply impressed by what he saw in the country.
The star said he was amazed by the high level organization of the First European Games as well as the participation of a large number of athletes in the competitions. Hailing the unprecedented work related to the First European Games, Steven Seagal stressed the importance of promoting Azerbaijan`s achievements in the world.
Ilham Aliyev in turn thanked Seagal for kind words, and said that the First European Games was a historical event for the country and Europe.
The European Games kicked off in Baku June 12 and ended June 28. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe represented their nations over 17 days of competitions.
President Ilham Aliyev said that by hosting the Games at a high level, Azerbaijan set standards for the next European Games.
The head of state said Azerbaijan became a place where various international events and important sport competitions are held.
Azerbaijan's success in all areas, including in culture and sport were hailed during the meeting.