09 February 2013
On February 9th, a concert in honor of Chinese New Year was held in Khazar University’s “World” Concert Hall at the initiative of the Confucius Institute of the People’s Republic of China in Azerbaijan. The concert was opened by the Vice President of Baku State University, Professor Adil Kazimzadeh, who spoke about the activities of the Confucius Institute. Then the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Azerbaijan, Hong Jiuyin, made a speech about successes achieved in the country during 2012. The founder of Khazar University and chairman of its Board of Directors and Trustees, Professor Hamlet Isaxanli, and Professor Lala Ahmadova of the State Administration Academy of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic made speeches about the role of education in strengthening Azerbaijan/China relations.
After the formal part of the ceremony, the concert began. Students of the BSU Confucius Institute made performances including songs and poetry. They wore Chinese national clothing. Then students of Khazar University and Western University also demonstrated their talents.
A video clip of the concert may be viewed at this link: http://kanal13.tv/?direct=news&id=2145