The Azerbaijan pavilion will reopen
at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre on 23 November following comprehensive
restoration. The ceremony will be attended by the delegation heads of the
countries participating in the Forum.
The Azerbaijan pavilion was built
by the architects Sadikh Dadashev and Mikael Useynov in 1939. The pavilion was
designed in Stalinist empire style with the addition of Azerbaijani ethnic
motifs. The historical building is not only a cultural heritage site, but also
a symbol of the continuing traditions of fruitful cooperation between Russia
and Azerbaijan as well as new joint projects and achievements.
Restoration work on the Azerbaijan
pavilion has been under way for the past three years with the involvement of
the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which is headed by the First Vice President of
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev
announced that the pavilion would be opened this year at the 9th
Russia-Azerbaijan Interregional Forum in Baku in September 2018: «The planned
opening of the Azerbaijan pavilion at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre next
year will also be an important step. This historic building was the Azerbaijan
pavilion in the middle of the last century, and we are rebuilding it and will
have a presence and demonstrate our achievements at what I consider to be an
extremely important exhibition venue».
Russia-Azerbaijan Interregional Forum will be held in Moscow on 2223 November.
«The opening of the pavilion
following its restoration is a sign of the fruitful development of
Russian-Azerbaijani relations and new joint projects that inspire achievements
and future victories», Adviser to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.
The programme includes an expanded
meeting of the Russia-Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan-Russia Business Councils as
well as four roundtables on expanding regional business cooperation in such
areas as transport infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and humanitarian
The event is being organized by the
Russian Ministry of Economic Development jointly with the Azerbaijani Ministry
of Economy and the Roscongress Foundation.
You can register as a participant
or obtain accreditation for the Forum before 18 November on the website.
Photo source: RIA Novosti