Minister President of state of Baden-Württemberg visits Goygol

Minister President of state of Baden-Württemberg visits Goygol
# 14 August 2009 08:09 (UTC +04:00)
Goygol. Jamshid Bakhtiyar – APA. 70-man delegation led by Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg Gunther Oettinger visited Goygol (former Helendorf) region on the occasion of its 190th anniversary, APA’s west bureau reports. Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev, parliamentarians Rovshan Rzayev, Aydin Abbasov, Ganira Pashayeva, Fazil Gazanfaroglu and other local officials accompanied the guests. Head of the region executive power Arif Seyidov acquainted the guests with the new rest corner, culture and rest park, German Lutheran church built in 1854, 5 historical streets built by Germans. He said the streets were preserved, attention was paid to 31 local historical monuments including the Lutheran church.
Minister President Gunther Oettinger was satisfied with the attitude towards the German heritage in Azerbaijan.
“We made certain of the fact that Azerbaijan is a tolerant country having deep culture. I strongly support warm relations between Azerbaijan and Germany,” he said.
The guests familiarized themselves with the development of wine industry and visited the plant producing wine. Conference on the theme “Helendorf – German heritage” was held in the assembly hall of the region executive office.
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