Belarus to use Azerbaijan’s experience in holding European Games

20:33 | 21.10.2016
Belarus will use Azerbaijan’s experience in holding the European Games, said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

He made the remarks Oct. 21 during his meeting with Vice President of Azerbaijan’s National Olympic Committee Chingiz Huseynzade, BelTA agency reported.

"Your experience is very important for us,” noted the Belarusian president adding that no other country can surpass Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev set such a high standard, added Lukashenko.

He said that Belarus has almost all the necessary infrastructure for the European Games.

The Belarusian president went on to add that holding such major international sports events gives an additional impetus to the development of the country both in sports and in terms of attracting tourists, economic development.

Chingiz Huseynzade, for his part, congratulated the Belarusian side on the decision on holding the European Games.

Huseynzade also presented the Olympic Order to Alexander Lukashenko.

The First European Games were held in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, in 2015.

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