President Aliyev: Farid Gayibov's election of UEG President- historic result
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 18
The election of Farid Gayibov as the President of European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) is a historic achievement, said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at a ceremony dedicated to sports results of 2017 at the Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee (NOC) on Dec. 18.
"This year, representative of the Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation Farid Gayibov was elected the President of European Union of Gymnastics, which is a historic result because, so far, Azerbaijan's representative has not lead the European sports federation. This is a manifestation of the development of gymnastics, in general, of the sports in Azerbaijan in recent years," the president said.
President Aliyev noted that many international competitions held in the country have already introduced Azerbaijan to the whole world community as a dynamic, modern, powerful state, and as a result, country's representatives now hold high positions in the European sports family.