Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
By Anakhanum Idayatova - Trend:
Holding the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe will increase Azerbaijan's popularity on international arena, Latvia's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Juris Maklakovs told Trend June 9.
Maklakovs hopes that a lot of fans from his country will attend the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe, which is to be held June 17-19 in Azerbaijan's capital Baku.
Baku has become a successful organizer of international events, which improve the capital's infrastructure and the quality of services, said the ambassador of Latvia.
The diplomat believes the ASAN Visa system, created in Azerbaijan in June and designed to simplify and speed up the issuance of visas, is very effective.
"ASAN Visa will allow tourists from Latvia and other countries to visit Azerbaijan more often," noted Maklakovs expressing his confidence that bilateral tourist flow will increase between Latvia and Azerbaijan.
Eleven teams will take part in the racing: Mercedes AMG Petronas, Scuderia Ferrari, Williams Martini Racing, Red Bull Racing, Sahara Force India, Haas F1 Team, McLaren Honda, Toro Rosso, Sauber F1 Team, Renault Sport F1, and Manor Racing.
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