2nd May 2008

Mehriban Aliyeva
First Lady of Azerbaijan
President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation
Chairperson of National-Cultural Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan

In 2007 I already had the chance to welcome „Europe“ to the European Gymnastic
Championships in Baku. What an experience would it be to welcome the Olympic family in 2016?
All Azerbaijanian would be proud. And I can promise you from my experience from the 2007 Championships
we would be perfect host. I personally welcome the world to Baku!