Azerbaijan is celebrating independence day - the anniversary of the establishment of the first Azerbaijani Republic in 1918. Official ceremonies were held in Baku and in other parts of Azerbaijan.
The anniversary was marked in an unusual way in the city of Ganca. A flash mob of around six thousand people formed the logo of the forthcoming European Games in Baku.becoming the largest flash mob ever recorded. Representatives of the Guiness Book of Records were at hand to observe the event and organisers hope that their achievement will now be listed in the next edition of the Book.
photo: A flash mob formed by around six thousand people form the logo of the Baku European Games in the city of Ganca on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 (picture courtesy of TREND News Agency).
The meeting in Krakow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not lead to a breakthrough, and none was expected. But there appears to be a change of gear in the negotiations, says Dennis Sammut in this week's Monday Commentary