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Translation by Sonya Luzina
On May 23 the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL) held a meeting with the winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Alexander Rybak.
First of all Alexander Rybak met with the rector of AUL, the deputy of National Assembly of Azerbaijan and professor Samad Seyidov. S. Seyidov welcomed the guest and said to A. Rybak that university students are looking forward to meeting with him. Speaking how A. Rybak has done a lot for the Eurovision Song Contest, Seyidov noted that prior to his victory in this contest, it was less popular than it is today. The rector of AUL presented the guest with a book of photos of famous places in Azerbaijan.
Then at the Scandinavian centrum of AUL Alexander Rybak met with students of faculty Regional Studies and International Relations, receiving education in the Scandinavian department. This meeting was attended by the rector of AUL, the deputy of National Assembly of Azerbaijan, professor Samad Seyidov and vice-rectors of the university.
After welcoming the students, Alexander Rybak began to answer their questions. The students asked him about his impressions of our city, about Eurovision and which of the Azerbaijani dishes he likes. A. Rybak expressed his admiration for the fact that students of AUL speak 4 foreign languages
Then the Scandinavian centrum presented Alexander Rybak with a book about AUL.
In his speech the rector of AUL Samad Seyidov expressed his satisfaction over the fact that university students were able to closely inform the guest about Azerbaijan in Norwegian language and managed to talk with him in 4 languages.
At the end A. Rybak performed popular and everybody’s favourite songs from his repertoire in the assembly hall of AUL