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FIFA and AFFA presidents tour historic core of Baku

08.06.2011 | Readed: 1022

President of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) Joseph S. Blatter, who is here to attend ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijani football and president of AFFA (Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan) Rovnag Abdullayev toured the Icharishahar,......

Venice Biennale: Azerbaijan pavilion arouses great interest

04.06.2011 | Readed: 1217

As earlier reported, in the frame of the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Azerbaijan pavilion was opened at the Palazzo Benzonda of the XV century near the famous Realto Bridge. Azerbaijan`s First Lady, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and......

TRT Baku office turns 10

03.06.2011 | Readed: 1066

An event to mark the 10th anniversary of TRT Baku Office took place in Turkey`s embassy in Baku. The event brought together political figures, workers of science and culture, mass media and Turkish businessmen. A representative of TRT Baku office Yuksal Dayarcan brifed on activity of......

Days of Azerbaijani Culture kick off in China

26.05.2011 | Readed: 1121

The days of Azerbaijani culture started in China with support of Ministries of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and China and Azerbaijani embassy in China. The event brought together top-ranking representatives of China, members of the diplomatic corps and students. Azerbaijani Minister......

Date of Eurovision 2012 made public

25.05.2011 | Readed: 1096

The date of the Eurovision 2012 to be held in Azerbaijan`s capital has been announced, according to the Public TV and Radio Broadcasting Company. The first semifinal is slated for May 22, the second for May 24. The contest will culminate with a final on May 26. Preparations for the contest......

Kazakh poet`s anniversary celebrated in Gabala

24.05.2011 | Readed: 1018

A ceremony to mark the 75th birthday anniversary of Kazakh poet Oljas Suleymenov and his awarding with the Order of "Dostluq" (Friendship) was held in Azerbaijani town of Gabala on Sunday. The participants included Azeri MPs Elmira Akhundova and Nizami Jafarov, president of the Union of......

Czech President visits Gobustan State Reserve

19.05.2011 | Readed: 1191

President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus and his spouse Mrs. Livia Klausová visited Gobustan State Reserve. They were informed that settled since the 8th millennium BC, the area contains more than 600,000 distinct paintings, going as far back as 20,000 years to as recent as 5,000......

Czech President visiting historical core of Baku

19.05.2011 | Readed: 1016

President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus and his spouse Mrs. Livia Klausová toured Icheri Shekher, the old city in the historical core of Baku. The guests were briefed on the history of Icheri Sheher Historical and Architectural Reserve and visited monuments there. The tour began......

First Lady of Czech visiting International Mugham Center

18.05.2011 | Readed: 1061

On May 17th First Lady of the Czech Republic Livia Klausová as part of her visit to Azerbaijan visited the International Mugham Center. The guest was informed that the construction of the Center was initiated by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador,......

First Lady of Czech Republic Livia Klausová tours National Park

18.05.2011 | Readed: 1011

First Lady of the Czech Republic Livia Klausová as part of the visit to Azerbaijan toured the Baku seaside park (National Park). Ms. Klausová was informed that in accordance with the Decree signed by President Heydar Aliyev on December 29, 1998, the seaside park was granted the National......

Azeri carpets impress Czech first lady

18.05.2011 | Readed: 1032

First Lady of the Czech Republic Livia Klausová visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azerilma Ltd, a carpet weaving company. The guest was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in Azerbaijan. For centuries Azerbaijan had......

Azerbaijan`s duo wins Eurovision-2011 song contest

15.05.2011 | Readed: 1024

Azerbaijan emerged triumphant at the Eurovision song contest held in Dusseldorf, Germany with Ell/Nikki duo who received the highest number of points from televoters and juries from the 43 countries. Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal with their song Running Scared managed to gather 221 points......

Azerbaijani, Latvian first ladies visit Museum of Modern Art in Baku

12.05.2011 | Readed: 958

Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO goodwill ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva and First Lady of Latvia Lilita Zatlere visited the Museum of Modern Art and viewed Pearls of art exhibition here. Mrs. Zatlere was told the museum was......

First Lady of Latvia visiting International Mugham Center

12.05.2011 | Readed: 974

First Lady of Latvia Lilita Zatlere as part of her visit to Azerbaijan visited the International Mugham Center. The guest was informed that the construction of the Center was initiated by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, President of Heydar Aliyev......

Latvian First Lady tours historic core of Baku

12.05.2011 | Readed: 987

Visiting First Lady of Latvia Lilita Zatlere toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The First Lady was informed about the Icharishahar which was enlisted in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Mrs. Zatlere visited the Maiden Tower and the Palace of......

First Lady of Latvia took part in Flower Festival dedicated to 88th birthday of national leader of Azerbaijan

11.05.2011 | Readed: 1017

On May 10th First lady of Latvia Lilita Zatlere as part of her visit to Azerbaijan participated in the Flower Festival dedicated to the 88th birthday of the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev. The festival was organized in Baku outside the Heydar Aliyev Palace. Ms. Lilita Zatlere......

Azeri carpets impress Latvian first lady

11.05.2011 | Readed: 1005

The first lady of Latvia Mrs. Lilita Zatlere visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azerilma Ltd, a carpet weaving company. The guest was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in Azerbaijan. For centuries Azerbaijan had been a......

Azerbaijan qualifies for Eurovision-2011 final

11.05.2011 | Readed: 922

Azerbaijan`s representatives Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal have progressed to the final of the "Eurovision-2011" contest in the first semifinal held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The final of the contest will be held on May 14. Totally 43 representatives participate in the......

First Lady: Azerbaijan`s government provided financial assistance to reconstruction of Louvre

05.05.2011 | Readed: 958

The Azerbaijani first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO goodwill ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva said the government of Azerbaijan provided a financial assistance to the reconstruction work at Louvre Museum. Mrs. Aliyeva met Director of Louvre Henri Loyrette,......

Azerbaijan`s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva meets Van Cleef & Arpels President

05.05.2011 | Readed: 1032

On May 4th  Azerbaijan`s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO goodwill ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva met President of French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels, Stanislas de Quercize. They met at Azerbaijan`s Modern Art Museum which hosts......

Azerbaijan`s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva meets French film star Catherine Deneuve

05.05.2011 | Readed: 1055

Azerbaijan`s first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO goodwill ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva met French film star Catherine Deneuve. Mrs. Aliyeva said she was pleased to see the French actress in Azerbaijan. "You are visiting our country for the......

Director of Louvre Museum visits State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpets and Folk Applied Arts

05.05.2011 | Readed: 965

Henri Loyrette, director of the Louvre Museum familiarized himself with the construction works in the new building of the State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpets and Folk Applied Arts. Loyrette was informed that the foundation stone for the building, located in the National Park, was laid in......

Lithuanian President and Azerbaijan`s First Lady tour historic core of Baku

04.05.2011 | Readed: 1030

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite and Azerbaijan`s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The President was informed about the......

Azeri carpets impress Lithuanian President

04.05.2011 | Readed: 1034

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite visited Sehrli Ilmeler (Magic Stitches) gallery owned by Azerilma Ltd, a carpet weaving company. The guest was briefed on the carpet weaving, one of the oldest and most traditional forms of art in Azerbaijan. For centuries Azerbaijan had been a......

Photo exhibition "Russian-Azerbaijan cultural relations in AzerTAc and ITAR-TASS photos" commemorating national leader Heydar Aliyev launched in Baku

04.05.2011 | Readed: 977

The Russian embassy in Baku together with Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency (AzerTAc) and Russian Information Telegraph Agency (ITAR-TASS) launched a photo exhibition marking the 88th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev. Launched at the Academy of Public Administration under the......

UNESCO to mark 100th anniversary of "Arshin mal alan"

01.05.2011 | Readed: 1732

UNESCO will mark 100th anniversary of Uzeyir Hajibeyli's 'Arshin Mal Alan' musical comedy. Culture and Tourism Ministry's department for international relations and cultural programs said that due to large-scale measures taken by the Ministry to popularize......

Book center opened in Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

23.04.2011 | Readed: 1012

A book center was opened at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) on Friday. On the occasion of the opening, the ADA also hosted the 1st International Cultural Festival. Chief of the Presidential Administration`s department for socio-political affairs Ali Hasanov, ambassadors and other officials......

Azerbaijan Institute of Tourism signed cooperation agreement with Auistria`s IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

22.04.2011 | Readed: 1101

On Thursday a minister of culture of Azerbaijan met with delegation led by Heinz Boyer from Austria`s IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. The meeting took place at Muslim Magomayev Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall. Cooperation agreement for the upcoming 4 years was concluded......

Baku Forum discussed in session of Council of the Culture Ministers of South East Europe

20.04.2011 | Readed: 986

The annual session of the Council of Ministers of Culture of South East Europe was held in Bucharest on April 14-15. Azerbaijan was represented in the event by the delegation led by Azerbaijani minister of culture and tourism Abulfaz Garayev. The cooperation programs, cultural......

Nobels present new archive documents to Azerbaijan`s Culture and Tourism Ministry

12.04.2011 | Readed: 992

Members of the Nobels family presented new archive documents about Azerbaijan to Abulfas Garayev, Azeri culture and tourism minister. The documents include photos of ancient Baku, books and albums on the Nobels` activity in Azerbaijan and other materials. The Azeri minister spoke......

Agreement on organization of exhibition "Art Islamic countries. East and West" signed in Baku

10.04.2011 | Readed: 958

An agreement on organization of exhibition titled "Art Islamic countries. East and West" has been signed as part of the world forum on intercultural dialogue. The document was signed among the State Hermitage museum of Russia, Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the......

Azerbaijan, Iraq sign MoU on cultural cooperation

10.04.2011 | Readed: 1025

Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Iraqi Minister of Culture signed a memorandum of understanding on cultural cooperation on the sidelines of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue. Azeri Minister Abulfas Garayev touched upon close relations between the two nations. He......

Presentation of concrete initiatives and projects took place as part of World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

09.04.2011 | Readed: 945

Presentation of concrete initiatives and projects fostering intercultural dialogue and cooperation took place Friday in Baku as part of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue. The presentation ceremony started with demonstration of a documentary film featuring culture of African......

World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue wraps up in Baku

09.04.2011 | Readed: 985

A closing ceremony of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue took place in Gulustan Palace in Baku, on Friday. Catherine Fieschi, director of Counterpoint center of the British Council expressed her gratitude to the leadership of Azerbaijan for condcuting such grandious event. She said......

Azerbaijan, Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan sign cooperation agreement

09.04.2011 | Readed: 979

On April 8 the minister of culture of the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan Tariq Salim Masarva, who is in Baku for participation in the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, met the minister of culture and tourism of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev. Having reminded of carrying out at high level of......

Baku hosts first session of world forum on intercultural dialugue

08.04.2011 | Readed: 996

The first session of the world forum on intercultural dialogue on "Intercultural understanding and cultural diversity to achieve peace and development" was held here on Thursday. The session was co-chaired by Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan and Jean Christophe Bas,......

Baku hosts concert as part of World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

08.04.2011 | Readed: 964

A performance of "Tale of the Wind" by Azerbaijani and Lithuanian artists was held in Heydar Aliyev Palace on Tuesday. The concert was organized in the framework of the project "Dialogue of Culture Capitals" as part of the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue. The concert featured......

"Russian-Azerbaijan cultural relations in photos of AzerTAc and ITAR-TASS" exhibition opens in Baku

07.04.2011 | Readed: 1040

On April, 7, opening of the photo-exhibition dedicated to the Russian-Azerbaijan cultural relations took place in the Russian information-cultural center in Baku. The exhibition is organized by embassy of the Russian Federation in the Azerbaijan Republic and representation......

Greece`s President tours historic core of Baku

06.04.2011 | Readed: 951

Visiting President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital on April 5th. The President was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Papoulias visited the......

North Africa`s Tourisme magazine highlights Azerbaijan

20.03.2011 | Readed: 1372

The North Africa`s French-language "Tourisme" magazine published an article about Azerbaijan`s tourism opportunities and culture by famous journalist and researcher Fadel Bird. Bird shared his impressions after visiting Azerbaijan. He wrote about historical monuments and culture of......

Second international mugham contest underway in Baku

19.03.2011 | Readed: 979

The second International Mugham Contest has continued in the organ and chamber musical hall of the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall after Muslim Magomayev. Musicians from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, China and Jordania performed on the second day of the contest held as part of the......

Tatarstan`s President tours historic core of Baku

03.03.2011 | Readed: 1005

Visiting President of the Russian Federation`s Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov toured the Icharishahar, Inner City, historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital. The President was informed about the Icharishahar which was included in the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Minnikhanov......


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