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President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva received Azerbaijan’s representatives, who won the Eurovision-2011 song contest held in the German city of Dusseldorf

16-05-2011 | 18:41        

  

On May 16, President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva received Azerbaijan’s representatives, who won the Eurovision-2011 song contest held in the German city of Dusseldorf. Cordially congratulating the winners of «the Eurovision-2011» song contest, President Ilham Aliyev noted that they had worthily represented our country. «It is your big victory and a victory of our country that has made all Azerbaijan people happy», - the head of the state said, adding that it was the fourth time that Azerbaijan had participated in this prestigious contest and all these years our country showed good results, and this year - the best. Underlining that participation of Azerbaijan in this contest was an initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foudnation Mehriban Alieva, President Ilham Aliyev noted that along with the Foundation, big efforts were applied by the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the public television and other bodies. Focusing attention on the fact that this competition was the most prestigious song contest in the world with the audience exceeding 100 million, the head of the state stated that the victory at this contest was a historical event. President Ilham Aliyev noted that the victory of Eldar Gasymov and Nigar Dzhamal had gone down in history, wished them successes and expressed hope that they would keep on representing our country worthily. Then, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Alieva on her part congratulated the winners of the Eurovision 2011 song contest and wished them further success. In turn Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Dzhamal congratulated President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Alieva, and all the people of Azerbaijan, noting that the victory in the Eurovision-2011 was our common victory.