Youth Sports Festival: 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan08 June 2022 News
Youth Sports Festival, on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan, was held on June 5th, 2022 in Baku. The Festival was hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Azerbaijan in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Baku and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Bulgaria. Mrs. Mariana Vasileva - Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan, Mr. Nikolay Yankov - Ambassador of Bulgaria to Azerbaijan, Mr. Ruslan Rzayev - Deputy Chief of the European Department of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and the head of the Working Group on Interparliamentary Relations of Azerbaijan and Bulgaria Mr. Rauf Aliyev greeted the athletes and the over one thousand people in the audience. The opening ceremony continued with the national anthems of both countries and artistic performances, which included folklore dances from Bulgaria and Azerbaijan.
Then the arena was given to athletes from Bulgaria and Azerbaijan. Over 60 young sportsmen from wrestling, acrobatics gymnastics, breakdance and capoeira competed in friendly matches. At the closing ceremony all the participants were awarded prizes and the team leaders were presented with memorial cups and plaques.