1st Forum of Azerbaijani Students Studying in Strasburg Held in CE Headquarters
France, Strasburg / Trend , corr. E. Madjidli/ The first forum of Azerbaijani students studying in Strasburg has been held in the headquarters of the Council of Europe (CE) based in the same City.
Arif Mammadov, the Head of the Permanent Representative Office of Azerbaijan to CE, Batayani Dragonni, the Director of the CE Department for Education, Culture, Sports
During his speech, Mammadov commented on the importance to hold such forums and expressed his gratitude to the organizers of this event. He said that the Forum was ready to offer any support in holding such an events. Dragonni highly evaluated the event and said that holding such a forum in the Headquarters of such international organization like CE increased the significance of the Forum. She spoke about the project "All Different, All Equal", and marked the activity of Azerbaijani organizations in this project. Organizers of the event presented Dragonni with books on Karabakh, a carpet, music albums of prominent Azerbaijani composers Rasheed Behbutov and Vefif Mustafazadeh.
Dorian Lacomb, the CE Press Attache, speaking at the event spoke about European institutions, and the importance of a lobby in Europe. He stressed that such arrangements played an important role in Europe becoming acquainted with Azerbaijan, as well as in the activity of the Diaspora organizations.
Other guests also were given the opportunity to present a speech during the event. After discussions the Forum ended with a culture programme.