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Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva has held several meetings at the Museum of Modern Art

04-05-2011 | 18:35        

  


At the Museum of Modern Art hosting the exhibition “Art Pearls”, Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva a meeting with President of the House of Van Cleef and Arpels Stanislas de Kersiz, Director of Louvre Museum Henry Loyrette and world-famous French actress Catherine Deneuve. Welcoming President of the House of Van Cleef and Arpels Stanislas de Kersiz in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva expressed pleasure with organization of “Art Pearls” exhibition in Azerbaijan. She noted that organization of such an exhibition for the 3rd time in world in Baku was pleasing. Saying this fantastic exhibition was historic symbol, Mehriban Aliyeva noted that the jewelry displayed here showed the history of formation of Van Cleef and Arpels House.

Azerbaijan’s First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva also met with Director of one of the world’s greatest museums - Louvre Museum Henri Loyrette. Welcoming Henri Loyrette in Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva talked of close ties between the Louvre and Azerbaijan. She recalled several events dealing with Azerbaijan held in the Louvre and Azerbaijan’s giving material assistance to reconstruction of the museum. “But we could build wider cooperation”, said Azerbaijan’s First Lady. She briefed the guest on the country’s ancient and rich culture.

Then, Mehriban Aliyev also had a meeting with world-famous French actress Catherine Deneuve. Welcoming the guest in our country, Azerbaijan’s First Lady said she was happy to see the world famous actress in Azerbaijan. Adding that it was Catherine Deneuve’s first ever visit to Azerbaijan and she had already had a chance to see some historical monuments in the capital, Mehriban Aliyeva expressed assurance the visit would be successful. Azerbaijan’s First Lady noted that the country possessed rich culture and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation she headed implemented numerous culture related projects.