Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Aleksander Ceferin.
Noting that a program of the visit of the delegation is broad and numerous events will be held, President Ilham Aliyev expressed hope that their visit to Azerbaijan will be interesting. He congratulated Aleksander Ceferin on his election as UEFA President, and stressed the importance of the fact that Aleksander Ceferin visited Azerbaijan shortly after his election.
President Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the development of football, adding new stadiums were built in the country and special development programs prepared for children. The President expressed hope that conditions created for youth and children will yield fruits in a couple of years.
Aleksander Ceferin said it is his first visit to Azerbaijan, adding that he watched Qabala vs Mainz Europa League group stage match, describing the game as interesting.
He underlined that the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan has done great work, adding they closely follow these achievements, AzerTAc reports.