Azerbaijani president receives Formula One Management CEO
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received CEO of Formula One Management Bernie Ecclestone.
Ecclestone hailed the preparations for Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe in Baku.
He said he was deeply impressed by development processes in the Azerbaijani capital.
Ecclestone said Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe would contribute to promoting in the world the development processes taking place in Azerbaijan.
He added that he was happy that Azerbaijan joined the Formula 1 family.
Saying that Azerbaijan has good experience in hosting international events, President Aliyev noted that capital Baku is ready for Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
He said the people of Azerbaijan are enthusiastic about F1, which has a total global audience of 500 million people and is one of the most famous sporting events.
"We are interested in increasing the global awareness about the beauty of Baku and the country's development," said the president.
President Aliyev noted that international events held in the country are of vital importance in this regard.
He praised the fact that the number of tourists coming to Azerbaijan increased recently.
Highlighting the importance of Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe, the president said the event would contribute to the growth in the number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan.
The president said the increase in tourist flow allows promoting development processes taking place both in Baku and regions of the country.
President Aliyev said Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe is of vital importance from this point of view.
The sides discussed cooperation issues.