Baku 2015 - Opening ceremony
June 12 at the Olympic Stadium hosted the opening ceremony of the first European Games "Baku-2015". The opening ceremony began with a concert that went on a parade of athletes of 50 countries that take part in the Games. The parade finished athletes from Azerbaijan, as hosts of the Games.
President of the Organizing Committee of the first European Games Baku 2015, Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and President of the European Olympic Committee, Patrick Hickey, spoke at the opening ceremony of the games.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opened the first European games.
On stage for the execution of mugam Alim Gasimov were shown Navruz, which symbolizes the arrival of spring, "Windy City" - Baku, volcano, Gobustan, a woman (Nargis Nasirzadeh) and a man (Aydemir Aydemirov).
The guests of the opening ceremony were the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic, President of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanic, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Duchy of Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri, Prince Albert II of Monaco, San Marino and the Heads of State - the Captain Regent Bellutsi Andrea and Roberto Venturini, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, Tayrıbek Sarpasov Kyrgyz First Vice Prime Minister in the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament Chairman Yang Hamachek, Slovak Parliament Speaker Peter Pellegrini, the second president of the Austrian Parliament, Karlheinz Kopf, vice-chairman of the Latvian parliament, Andrei Klement'ev, Mexico Gabriela Cuevas Barron, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Ukrainian State Tax Service of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group head of the Roman Nasirov, Dzhaunan bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar Olympic Committee Sheikh, Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad, Kuwaiti Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah and youth Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, Minister of Foreign Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Sultanate of Oman Minister Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed bin Said al-al-Saadi Marduf, Sports and Youth Minister Mahmoud Kudarzi Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, Minister of Foreign Affairs and a member of the British Parliament, Martin Tobias Ellwood, the Vatican's Deputy Minister of Culture, Luis Maria Sanchez de Toca, William, ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, the former president of Latvia Valdis Zatlers Valdez and other dignitaries.