Addressing the event, Azerbaijan`s ambassador to Italy Mammad Ahmadzade said that the aim of the festival is to familiarize Italians with the country`s rich cuisine.
The ambassador underlined that the embassy arranged a number of cultural events as well as the Azerbaijani Film Festival in Rome this year on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Azerbaijani-Italian diplomatic relations. Ahmadzade noted that such events bring the two nations closer to each other.
Italy`s deputy minister of culture and tourism Antimo Cezaro hailed Azerbaijan`s culture, arts, architecture and traditions of multiculturalism. Cezaro commended Azerbaijan for its efforts to preserve cultural legacy and promote it abroad.
President of the Italy-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce Manuela Traldi said that the festival is a good opportunity for presenting the Azerbaijani cuisine, the country`s food products and “Made in Azerbaijan” brand to Italy.
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