Azerbaijan Celebrated the Independence Day in Seoul


Azerbaijan celebrates the 25th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union. The Embassy of Azerbaijan in South Korea organized a ceremony in Millenium Seoul Hotel on October 31st.

Azerbaijani Ambassador Ramzi Teymurov made the opening speech by underlining the historical facts on the way to gaining independence.

He said: “Azerbaijan gained its independence twice over the course of one century. The first Republic lasted less than two years at the beginning of the last century, but despite such a short period of time, the experience of the first democratic state in the whole of the Muslim East was paramount historical significance. In its brief existence of fewer than two years, the multi-party Azerbaijani parliament and the coalition government managed to take a number of important steps in the process of nation-building and the development of statehood.”

He also mentioned major energy project which made Azerbaijan a regional energy hub: “Mega energy projects, such as Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipelines, the development of the Caspian field of Shah Deniz, as well as the TAP and TANAP projects, have significantly changed not only the economic but also the geopolitical situation in the region.”

Traditional meals of Azerbaijan have been served in the program which ambassadors and diplomatic names attended in.

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