Baku to host cultural festival to mark 30th anniversary of Azerbaijani relations [PHOTO]
By Laman Ismayilova
Baku will host the cultural festival to mark three decades of Azerbaijani-Japanese relations, reports Azernews.
The large-scale event will take place at Baku Seaside Boulevard on June 24-25.
The True Colors festival brings together around 1,200 artists from more than 30 countries.
The festival will bring together talented people with limited abilities from Azerbaijan and Japan.
Festival guests have the chance to attend concerts, dances and theatrical performances.
The cultural event is co-organized with the support of the National Abilympics Federation, the Japanese Embassy in Azerbaijan and the Nippon Foundation.
Relations between Azerbaijan and Japan are based on the principles of common interest and mutual understanding.
Diplomatic relations between the two nations were established in 1992.
Since then, the two countries have been implementing a number of projects in various fields, especially in the economic field.
Japanese companies in Azerbaijan work in the oil and gas sectors as well as in agriculture.
In 2021, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Energy and the Japanese company TEPSCO signed an agreement on the creation of a green energy zone in the newly liberated lands.
The agreement provides for the efficient use of the potential of renewable energies such as wind, solar, hydroelectricity, geothermal energy and bioenergy in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan.
The document envisions the creation of a “green energy” zone based on modern energy management approaches to supply the region with energy.
In addition, Japan and the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF) signed a grant agreement to allocate $88,224 in financial assistance for the purchase of demining equipment for Azerbaijani lands liberated from Armenian occupation.
High-level cultural ties between Azerbaijan and Japan have also helped to further strengthen bilateral relations.
The Japanese culture festival held this year brought the two nations even closer. In 2022, the Japanese Embassy held the Japanese Culture Festival. During the festival, event guests learned about the Japanese tea ceremony, origami (the art of paper folding), and ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging.
Visitors to the festival also got acquainted with the art of Japanese calligraphy and traditional Japanese clothing – kimono and yukata.
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