Newly appointed French Ambassador to Baku: “Azerbaijan is an example of tolerance”a

Baku: The newly appointed Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez received journalists and representatives of information services in Baku, APA reports.

Aurelie Bouchez noted that the frequent mutual visits of France and Azerbaijan demonstrate the high level of bilateral relations.

“After the terrorist attacks in Paris, a lot of citizens of Azerbaijan, from ordinary citizens to high-ranking officials expressed their support for the French people. This is an indicator that Azerbaijan is an example of tolerance”, she said.

According to the ambassador, the main focus of its future activities as ambassador to the implementation of plans put forward by French President Francois Hollande during his last visit to Baku.

Aurelie Bouchez also noted the successful cooperation with Azerbaijan in energy, transportation, agricultural, tourism spheres.

“Before coming to Azerbaijan I was aware of the development of culture and economic success of the country. I was informed that in Azerbaijan in 1918, women were granted the right to vote, the ancient architecture of the country. On arrival I was delighted with the city. Baku was even more beautiful than I expected. Old City is especially beautiful. Today the buildings are architectural masterpieces”, the ambassador said.

SOURCE: AZERI-PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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