Autumn 2000 (8.3)
Left: Bob Lambert, Conoco's General Manager
in Azerbaijan, presents a $500,000 check to Abulfas Garayev,
Minister of Youth and Sports, for Azerbaijan's Olympic efforts.
has recently returned to Baku and now owns a 20 percent share
in the Zafar-Mashal field. The company has donated US$500,000
to Azerbaijan's Olympic efforts; the funds are being used to
provide equipment for Azerbaijan's National Olympic Committee
facilities in Baku, Nakhchivan and Ganja, including electronic
indicator tables, electronic wrestling tables, gymnastic apparatus,
rings, a podium for barbell equipment and medical equipment for
"Conoco's sponsorship of the National Olympic Team is an
expression of the company's confidence in, and support for, Azerbaijan
and its people," says Bob Lambert, Conoco's newly appointed
manager in Baku. "Establishing Conoco's business in Azerbaijan
is a very exciting prospect for me. I'm very grateful for the
warm reception we have received from the Azerbaijani people,
and we look forward to helping Azerbaijan develop its natural
resources in a way that provides maximum economic, environmental
and social benefits."
The decision for Conoco to get involved with the development
of sports in Azerbaijan was in line with proposals made by Abulfas
Garayev, Minister of Youth and Sports and Vice President of the
National Olympic Committee for the Azerbaijan Republic (NOCAR)
and by Ilham Aliyev, President of NOCAR.
(8.3) Autumn 2000.
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