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Forming Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia is significant event: ICYF secretary

Politics Materials 22 April 2009 08:38 (UTC +04:00)
Forming Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia is significant event: ICYF secretary

Russia, Moscow, April 22 / Trend , I.Bragina/

Forming the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia (AYOR) is a significant event, Islamic Conference Youth Forum (ICYF) Secretary General Elshad Isgandarov said.

"This is one of few organizations of national minorities in Russia which was formed at the federal level and covers almost all regions of Russia," Isgandarov said.

Moscow hosted the founding conference of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia on April 18.

The AYOR is the first all-Russia national youth organization.

Forming the AYOR is an important factor to develop multi-aspect relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, he said. "I am sure the organization will strengthen relations between the two countries," Isgandarov said.

"We should also note a great role of Leyla Aliyeva who was elected the AYOR chairman as an initiator and idea inspirer of this organization," he said.

"Leyla Aliyeva is actively engaged in youth policy not only in Russia and Azerbaijan, but also in the world. Many people know that she has been recently accepted to the youth coordination counsel of the UN Alliance of Civilization. I think she has good opportunities to form a solid ground at the international level via the AYOR through which it will be possible to develop not only Azerbaijani youth in Russia, but also Russian youth for their active joining in international processes," Isgandarov said.

He said Leyla Aliyeva has held several joint actions covering Europe and the Islamic world. ""Justice for Khodjaly" is one of important events amongst her joint actions," he said.

The "Justice for Khodjaly" international information and agitation campaign has been announced upon the initiative of ICYF-DC (Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation) for Intercultural Dialogue General Coordinator Leyla Aliyeva and started on May 8 in 2008.

Isgandarov said one of important events is Leyla Aliyeva's initiative to hold the first global conference of the youth movement of the UN Alliance of Civilization in Baku in 2010.

"All of these are too topical especially due to Russia's great interest to the Islamic world and its status as an observer at the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)," he said. The OIC is the world's second organization due its members after the UN.

"This fact creates a good ground for Russia and the Islamic world, including via the AYOR, to build new bridges of inter-civilization dialogue," Isgandarov said.

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