Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / The 'Trend' Cup will make its contribution to the development of intellectual movement amongst young people in Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijan's Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Intigam Babayev.
"Interest has always been shown in the intellectual games in Azerbaijan and I think that the contest for the 'Trend' Cup will make its contribution to the development of the intellectual movement amongst young people in Azerbaijan and that in the future it will become a tradition," he said.
On 6 January Trend Agency, in co-operation with Club of Intellectual Youths "Khazar" ("Caspian"), held the final of the game "What? Where? When?". The contest was attended by 30 teams.
According to Babayev, such events provide an opportunity for young Azerbaijanis to have a normal break. "It is a productive break," he said. "Such events are vital for us. They are very authentic and assist in the intellectual development of the Azerbaijani youths," Babayev said.
According to him, Azerbaijan has been the intellectual center of the world for six years already, world championships and game "What? Where? When?" are being held in Baku. The final game was attended by more than 20countries.
Last year, the Azerbaijan's Ministry of Youth and Sport launched the 1st national game "Hamza" in Azeri. It was attended by 400 teams from all regions of the Country.
In addition, he said that conducting the game "What? Where? When?" in Azeri will enable the borders to expand its intellectual movement and cover the regions of the Country. It needs to be propagated which in turn propagates the culture and history of Azerbaijan.