French Mulhouse and Azerbaijani Yevlakh cities have signed a friendship charter.
Speaking prior to the signing ceremony that took place in France, Mulhouse Mayor Jean Rottner described the charter as “a strong sign of developing cooperation between the two cities”. He expressed confidence the charter would contribute to strengthening the relations between Mulhouse and Yevlakh, particularly in the fields of economy, tourism, culture and education.
Head of Yevlakh City Executive Authority Goja Samadov praised Azerbaijan-France relations as “close and friendly”.
“Last year the Heydar Aliyev Foundation held two events in Mulhouse. And a conference marking the 900th anniversary of great Azerbaijani poetess Mahsati Ganjavi was organized at Mulhouse University on June 20.”
Samadov hailed the charter, saying “it is the beginning of friendship and cooperation between the two cities”.
Senator Jean-Marie Bockel said relations between Mulhouse and Yevlakh were established two years ago, adding many cultural events have been held so far.
Azerbaijani ambassador Elchin Amirbayov hailed the signing of the charter, saying it marked a new stage in “the friendly relations between Azerbaijan and France”.