Azerbaijan, Baku, August 2 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
Russia stands for the Baku forum on humanitarian cooperation to be an authoritative international platform.
"A meeting of the organizing committee of the Baku international humanitarian forum will be held in September. The first forum was held in Baku in January 2010. It demonstrated that it is a fruitful and necessary topic for our two countries. So, a decision was made in January to conduct this event annually," the head of the Russian Presidential Administration Sergey Naryshkin said.
He said that the Azerbaijani and Russian Presidents took the forum under the patronage. "We really want Baku Forum to become an authoritative international platform where the most topical issues of humanitarian cooperation not only between Russia and Azerbaijan, but in the broad sense of the word to be discussed," he said.
"Azerbaijan is the safest place to create such an authoritative site with its traditions of cultural and inter-religious cooperation," he said.
During the current visit to Azerbaijan Naryshkin discussed a wide range of issues of political and economic cooperation. "The positions of our countries in the international arena are very similar on most key issues of international life. They coincide with many issues. We are satisfied with the progress of our cooperation in the economic sphere, despite the financial crisis," he said.
He said that losses, caused by the decline in turnover last year, are small. Naryshkin expressed confidence that two countries will be able to achieve the same volumes soon.
Russian guest called the energy sector as the most important area of economic cooperation. He said that there are new arrangements in this sphere.