The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has started a new project to further popularize Azerbaijan in the regions of Italy.
The first event of the project, supported by Azerbaijani Embassy, was held in Florence, which is considered as one of the cultural centers of Italy.
Azerbaijani art masters once again demonstrated to the Italian audience the richness of Azerbaijani culture.
Opening of the project supported by the foundation took place at the Municipal Theatre of Florence.
Speaking at the event, Vagif Sadigov, the Azerbaijani ambassador to Italy, said that this project would have an exclusive effect on culturally broadening relations between Azerbaijan and Italy. He appreciated the mutually serious endeavors of the heads of both countries.
Sadigov said that due to the efforts made by Mehriban Aliyeva, the president of the foundation, the foundation has implemented large-scale projects to promote the country in the world.
The event was followed by a concert of the Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra named after Gara Garayev under direction of Azerbaijani People's Artist Teymur Goychayev.
The orchestra performed works by Azerbaijani composers Uzeyir Hajibeyli, Gara Garayev, Tofig Guliyev and other well-known composers.
Along with Florence's officials and well-known persons of the region, the event was also attended by Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Anar Alakbarov.
Eugenio Gianni, President of Florence City Council, thanked the participants of the event and said that the project would contribute to strengthening of relations between Azerbaijan and Italy, particularly between Azerbaijan and Florence.