There was held the inauguration of the Aquatic Palace in Baku. President Ilham Aliyev and his wife, chairperson of the Baku 2015 First European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva have attended the opening ceremony. The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the inauguration of the Aquatic Palace. President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva reviewed the conditions created at the Aquatic Palace. With the aim of developing water sports in Azerbaijan and organizing competitions of local and international level, on 30 August 2012 President Ilham Aliyev signed a Decree on the construction of an Aquatic Palace meeting modern standards in Baku. The foundation stone for the Palace was laid with the participation of the head of state on April, 2013. Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov informed President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva about the work carried out here.