On October 19, the constituent conference of the Chinese-Azerbaijani Friendship Society was held in the Capital of the People's Republic of China, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to China, Yashar Aliyev, exclusively told Trend.
The ceremony was held at the All-Chinese Friendship Society. The Chairman and Board members of the new organization was elected during the conference. Immediately after, a reception was given on behalf of the All-Chinese Friendship Society.
The Ambassador stressed that the Azerbaijani-Chinese Friendship Group already functions in Azerbaijan. And creating the analogue of this organization in Peking testifies the attention of the Chinese Government towards Azerbaijan, its people, culture and history. In addition, it is an indicator of the development of bilateral relations between China and Azerbaijan, he added.
According to Aliyev, amongst the CIS countries, China only has links with Russia and Azerbaijan will be the second Country.
It should be mentioned that be the end of 2006 the Azerbaijani Government plans to open a cultural center in China. The official consent of Peking for the establishment of this center has already been obtained.