The First European Games is a great chance for Azerbaijan, Bulgarian MP Pavel Hristov told Trend.
Sport always unites people and this is a beautiful opportunity for Azerbaijan as for all those hosting such sports events, he said.
The MP added that the First European Games are a big event and a good advertising. “It always contributes to development of tourism and geopolitics.”
Azerbaijan's tourism potential is increasing as does the flow of tourists into the country. As Azerbaijan's Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said at the Caspian Energy Forum – 2015, the country aims to increase the flow of tourists by 30-40 percent within several years.
Garayev said Azerbaijan plans to be receiving some 5 million of tourists annually by 2020.
Baku 2015 is the first ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports.
More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
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