On March 1, 2019, Dr. Jelko Heimer held a presentation dedicated to the Azerbaijani flag. The event was organised with support of the Croatian Association of Friendship Societies and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Croatia.
The event was opened by the Secretary General of the Association of Friendship Societies of Croatia, Andrija Karafilipovic. Welcoming the participants of the event, A. Karafilipovic talked about the importance of the event and informed the participants about the country. Later, the speech was given to Stepan Mesic, the former Croatian President and Chairman of the Croatia-Azerbaijan Friendship Society.
Speaking about bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Croatia, Mesic said that the political relations between the two countries are at the highest level and many important bilateral documents have been signed between the two sides. He informed about his visit to Azerbaijan as the President and noted the need to raise the current economic relations to a higher level.
Then Ambassador Fakhraddin Gurbanov welcomed the event participants and highly appreciated the dedication of such an event to the State Flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He thanked J. Heimer for the presentation. The ambassador briefly talked about political, economic and humanitarian relations between our countries and briefed the participants on cultural events organized by the Embassy.
In his introduction Dr. J. Heimer depicted the flags of the historically inhabited countries on the territory of Azerbaijan and the city of Baku. He informed the participants about the establishment of the modern flag of our state, the importance attached to it and the celebration of the Day of the State Flag on November 9 as "Flag Day" by the decree of President Ilham Aliyev. It was noted at the event that the flag of Azerbaijan reflects the history of the Azerbaijani people and all the symbols of our statehood.
In addition to the state flag, J. Heimer spoke about the flags of the public, sports and youth organizations operating in our country, including flags of Mingachevir, Ganja, Sumgait and other cities.