President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev sent a welcome address on 1 October 2005 to the participants of the 7-th international Baku film festival вЂњEast-WestвЂќ. In his message the President notes that the film festival is held in the time memorable for Azerbaijan, Trend reports. В"We will witness soon the significant event, the kick-off of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) export oil pipeline. I am confident implementation of the project will become a large incentive for all sectorsвЂ™ developmentвЂќ, the message reads.
The document also says, the progress achieved in the economy prove once again that Azerbaijan is the economic bridge between the East and the West. В"It is gratifying, that along with the economic relations cooperation among the cinema makers is developing successfullyвЂќ. I hope the festival will keep the best impressionsвЂќ, the PresidentвЂ™s message says.