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Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
The official opening ceremony for the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue kicked off in Baku May 18.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva are attending the ceremony.
Addressing the event, President Ilham Aliyev emphasized the importance of education in the modern society.
He said Azerbaijan attaches great importance to education, adding that the young generation of Azerbaijanis wants to get educated.
The head of state said that education is the best guarantee against terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism and added that Azerbaijan's young generation is very patriotic.
Touching upon the negative tendencies, Azerbaijani president pointed out the dangerous trends of the neo-fascist movement.
Aliyev added that the leaders of the international community should have a serious attitude to this issue.