Over 28,000 tourists visit Azerbaijan during European Games

1 July 2015 14:47 (UTC+04:00)

Over 28,000 foreign tourists visited Azerbaijan during the First European Games, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported on July 1.

Ten days before the start of the Games, the Consular Department of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry started the procedures of issuing visas for the foreign citizens wishing to visit the country to watch the Games.

The majority of the foreigners who obtained tickets to watch the European Games are the citizens of Russia, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the US and the United Arab Emirates, said the Foreign Ministry.

The First European Games kicked off in Baku June 12 and wrapped up June 28. The Games hosted 20 sports – 16 Olympic and four non-Olympic sports. Over 6,000 athletes represented the European countries at Baku 2015.

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