On 21 March, a reception organized by the SCO Secretariat took place on the occasion of International Day of Novruz, spring festival.
Chinese officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps in Beijing, public figures and more than 400 guests attended the event which beside member-states also involved Azerbaijan that has the status of the ‘Partner on Dialogue’ under the SCO.
The ceremony continued with an exciting concert program by music bands from SCO member states and Azerbaijani art masters.
Young singers Huseyn Malikov, Nigar Shabanova, tar player Kamal Nuriyev and kamancha player Jeyhun Muradov performed mugham and folk songs.
Within the framework of the ceremony, Azerbaijani national sweets were presented at the Novruz table.