On March 15-17, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Akram Zeynalli paid a working visit to Sichuan province.
Within the framework of the visit, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Akram Zeynalli met with the Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the Sichuan Provincial People`s Congress, Lyu Tze, representatives of the Sichuan Province Free Trade Zone, as well as with the management of Chengdu International Railway Port.
Within the framework of the visit, a concert titled Magical Azerbaijani Music in Sichuan, organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The concert, with over 800 guests, was widely covered by Sichuan state television and news agencies. The performance of ethno-jazz music by young Azerbaijani singer Shahriyar Imanov and his band was welcomed with great interest.
Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to China Akram Zeynalli, Chinese officials of provincial government, residents of Chengdu as well as foreign guests were among the participants of the event. The performances by Azerbaijani musicians were greeted by a rapturous applause from the audience. In the second part of the concert the Chinese music lovers enjoyed the legendary vocal art of Azerbaijani mugham performed by Huseyn Malikov, Nigar Shabanova and tar player Kamal Nuriyev, and folk songs by Kamancha player Ceyhun Muradov.