Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 14
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:
Holding the Year of Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan, declared by the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and preparation for the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations are to be discussed at the United Nations (UN), to take place in Baku, April 25-27, said the country's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The delegation of the ministry is in New York city from Jan. 12 to participate in meetings with the leadership of the UN Alliance of Civilizations.
During the visit, which will end on Jan. 16, a meeting has been held for the first time with the delegation, headed by Nihal Saad, Chief of Cabinet and Spokesperson for the High Representative of UN Alliance of Civilizations.
The current state and other details of the preparatory work for the Forum, as well as cooperation in regard to the Year of Multiculturalism, declared by a decree of President Ilham Aliyev, were discussed during the meeting.
It was noted that the forum, and the Year of Multiculturalism, along with Azerbaijan's contribution in the dialogue among civilizations and cultures in the world, is an expression of the will of people and the head of state.
During the visit, a comprehensive presentation dedicated to the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations and holding it in Azerbaijan will be provided on Jan. 15.
President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree Jan. 11 declaring 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan to maintain, further develop and promote the traditions of multiculturalism.