By Nazrin Gadimova
Azerbaijan's First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva met with Prince Albert II of Monaco in Baku on February 18.
Prior to the meeting, the prince of Monaco, Mehriban Aliyeva, and Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva toured the Heydar Aliyev Centre.
Prince Albert II was informed that the centre, which is a cultural complex designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, houses a conference hall with three auditoriums, a library and a museum. It was said the project is intended to play an integral role in the intellectual life of the city, as well as engaged in studying and promoting the statehood policy and heritage of national leader Heydar Aliyev.
The prince also paid a visit to the exhibition "Fly to Baku. Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan", which is underway in the center.
Then the First Lady and the Prince of Monaco had a meeting, which discussed preparatory work for the Baku 2015 First European Games, holding the joint concerts, as well as organization of the Princess Grace Exhibition at the Heydar Aliyev Centre.
The sides also exchanged views over what the Heydar Aliyev Foundation had done in the fields of culture and education.
Albert II, in turn, said he was aware of the annual Mstislav Rostropovich music festival in Baku.
Then, Prince Albert II was awarded the "Baku" and "Monaco" works by Azerbaijani renowned artist Altai Sadikhzade.
Earlier, President Aliyev met with the prince. The sides discussed ways of developing the relations between Azerbaijan and Monaco.