Top Azerbaijani official: civil society institutions capable of promoting multiculturalism
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
Institutions of civil society, mass media, have broad opportunities to promote national values, multicultural ideas in Azerbaijan, and the country is trying to gradually increase their role in this area, the Azerbaijani president's assistant for Public and Political Affairs Ali Hasanov said in an interview with Azertac news agency.
Hasanov emphasized that the range of coverage of the mass media is gradually increasing in the country.
"During the day, more than 75 percent of the population watch television, browse online resources, read newspapers," he said. "Therefore, officials working in central and local executive bodies should make greater use of the capacity of civil society, including the media in the dissemination of multicultural ideas, enrichment of national values."
Touching upon the meetings with representatives of the public in Azerbaijan's districts, Ali Hasanov said that these meetings were held in accordance with the instructions of the head of state.
Hasanov went on to add that the new economic policy outlined by the president of Azerbaijan set important tasks for the central and local executive authorities, including communication with local people, coordination of the initiatives of the population, executive bodies and the overall civic initiatives in districts, creation of conditions for more intensive and effective reforms.