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Baku to host International Equestrian Federation's General Assembly

From 11 to 14 December 2014, Baku will host the annual General Assembly of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the press service of the Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan Republic (ARAF) told Trend. Representatives of many federations worldwide and special guests have been invited to Baku by ARAF.

Annual General Assembly’s date and venue are determined by the members of FEI Board. On the eve of the FEI General Assembly, which was held in Montreux (Switzerland) in November this year, it was decided to hold such an important event in the capital of Azerbaijan.

The event, which will take place in one of the modern symbols of Baku - Fairmont Hotel, will be attended by the FEI President, Princess Her Royal Highness Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan and heads of federations.

In connection with the election of the President of the International Equestrian Federation, the FEI General Assembly in Baku will be the focus of world attention. Presidential candidates are Ingmar De Vos (Belgium), Pierre Durand (France), Pierre Genesand (Switzerland), Ulf Helgstand (Denmark), John Mc Ewen (England) and Javier Revuelta del Peral (Spain). John Mc Ewen is vice president of FEI, and Ingmar De Vos is the Secretary-General of the Federation.

More than 350 representatives have been accredited to attend the meetings, and this is a record in the history of the FEI General Assembly.

The Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan will organize a dinner party for the guests on December 11. FEI President Haya bint Al Hussein will provide a special cocktail evening for the guests on December 13. A gala evening will be organized by the FEI and ARAF in "Buta Palace" on December 14. Best athletes, breeders, teams of young athletes, etc will be awarded in various categories.

On December 11, 12 and 13, guests will also enjoy tours in Baku, during which they will visit the Museum of Carpet, the National Flag Square, Heydar Aliyev Center and "Gala" State Historical and Ethnographic Reserve.