Baku, Azerbaijan, May 11
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
A grandiose event will be held in Baku tomorrow and attention of the whole world will be focused on Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijani Youth and Sports Minister, CEO of the Operations Committee of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games Azad Rahimov.
Rahimov made the remarks at a press conference in Baku on May 11.
The minister noted that the Islamic Solidarity Games are not just a sporting event, but an event that will bring together countries that will speak the same language.
“Unfortunately, Sudan, Libya and Kuwait will not participate in the Games; this disappointed us,” said Rahimov, adding that meanwhile, the participation of more than 3,000 athletes from 54 countries is great.
The Islamic Solidarity Games will become a demonstration of peace and unity, added the minister.
The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games, the opening ceremony of which will take place May 12, started May 8 and will last until May 22 in Azerbaijan’s capital.