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Azerbaijan: Land of Fire through the lenses of Belgian photographers

by gary cartwright
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On April 17th, an exhibition of the work of four Belgian photographers, Anja Van Der Borght, Luc Embise, Linda Gezels and Maarten Van Middelem, took place at the prestigious neoclassical Caryatids Ballroom in the Cercle Royal Gaulois, Brussels.

Belgian artist Linda Gezels with EU Today’s Gary Cartwright

The event, which included a cocktail reception and live music was hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Kingdom of Belgium, and addressed by His Excellency, Ambassador Vaqif Sadıqov.

“Discovering the landscapes and its people is a new and unique experience for travellers from every corner of the world. It takes visitors to a different place every time and opens the mind to see something new,” – Ambassador Vaqif Sadıqov.

Some 50 candid and formal photographs made during the adventurers’ travels, conjured up the spirit of Azerbaijan, from the undying flame of Yanar Dag and historic Ateshgah Temple to the architectural wonders and street sellers of Baku.

Azerbaijan is included in the European Neighbourhood Policy aimed at bringing the EU and its Eastern neighbours closer.

The EU is Azerbaijan’s main trading partner, biggest export and second-biggest import market with a 51% share of Azerbaijan’s exports and a 16% share of Azerbaijan’s imports and accounts for around 36.7% of Azerbaijan’s total trade.

Trade relations have been supported since 1999 by a Partnership and Trade Agreement which is in the advanced stages of renegotiation.

The event was co-organised by Brussels-based Buscardini Communications.

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