The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Azerbaijan National Day

26 May 2016

Ambassador Elkhan Polukhov of Azerbaijan in South Africa hosted a National Day reception to mark the 98th Anniversary of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Among the guests that joined in the celebration were ambassadors, high commissioners, members of the diplomatic corps, members of the Azerbaijani and Turkish communities and founders of the local NGO Friends of Azerbaijan.

Photo: Ambassador Elkhan Polukhov of Azerbaijan (l) cutting the celebration cake with Ambassador Ebrahim Saley of Dirco on the occasion of Azerbaijan’s National Day in Pretoria.

The first Embassy of Azerbaijan was set up five years ago and Ambassador Polukhov was happy to announce that this was the fifth year of him hosting the celebrations.

In his speech Ambassador Polukhov noted the growing relations between Azerbaijan and South Africa. He noted that Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration of South Africa, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo took her first working visit to Azerbaijan last month where she held a number of meetings.

 

The first book about Azerbaijan written by SA expert Dr. Sehlare Makgetlaneng, “Azerbaijan as a regional Economic Driver – Opportunities and Challenges” was published at the beginning of this year. This book is a joint product of the Centre of Strategic Researches, AISA and the Human Sciences Research Council.

In the cultural sphere Ambassador Polukhov announced that two ballet dancers from Azerbaijan visited Cape Town in February of this year and together with South African dancers performed during the International Ballet Competition. South African dancers together with the Azerbaijani folk group “Yurd” took part in numerous South African International Dance Competitions and they secured their participation in the final of the European Dance competition. The dancers were present on the day.

Bringing Azerbaijan closer to South Africa, journalists visited Azerbaijan last year and published a variety of articles about this beautiful country.

Speaking about international events Ambassador Polukhov proudly announced that for the first time this year a Formula One race will be hosted in his country.  The capital city Baku will play host to what claims to be the fastest street circuit of the season, on a layout designed by renowned F1 track architect Hermann Tilke on 19 June.  

The 42nd Chess Olympiad will also take place in Baku later this year.

Ambassador Polukhov said a special thank you to the Friends of Azerbaijan and in particular its founder, James Day.

Guests enjoyed Azerbaijani cuisine and drinks.

 


 
 
 
 

_________________________________________________

February 2017 Edition

 border = 0
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
Slide-0
Slide-1
Slide-2
Slide-3
Slide-4
Slide-5
Slide-6
Slide-7
Slide-8
Slide-9
Slide-10
Slide-12
Slide-13
Slide-14
01/14 
start stop bwd fwd
 
 

Algeria to get a taste of SA culture 14 February 2017 Algerians will get an opportunity to sample South Africa’s artistic talent when the cultural seasons is launched in that country on 24... <|> Children’s hospital designed by children 15 February 2017 The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg South Africa has taken every care to make sure that sick children have... <|> Najm us Saqib’s novel 'BAOO' launched in South Africa 12 February 2017 Mr Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa has launched his book 'BAOO' in Pretoria. This is the first... <|> Shaping the global order – foreign policy beyond crisis management 17 February 2017 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concluded a successful... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> South Africa-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 19 February 2017 International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded a successful working visit to Beijing... <|> Redistribution of Powers: New Stage of Kazakhstan’s Democracy Development 23 February 2017 By the end of February 2017 the project on constitutional reform in Kazakhstan will be presented for... <|> Red Cross Humanitarian Diplomacy:  Providing  Humanitarian Relief for 150 years By Srimal Fernando Global EditorThe Diplomatic Society  Looking back at the past  hundred... <|> Oslo & Bergen Travel Expos 2017: Successful Promotion of South Africa 24 February 2017 The South African Mission in Oslo, Norway participated in the annual Oslo Travel Expo 13-15 January 2017,... <|> Gauteng to convert public buildings into economic precincts 1 March 2017 Johannesburg – The Gauteng provincial government wants to convert some of its public buildings, including schools, clinics... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.