Baku, Azerbaijan, March 8
By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:
The Global Baku Forum will provide an opportunity for former and current leaders to discuss global problems and try to find a solution, said Jean Chrétien, Canada's former prime minister.
He made the remarks during the 33rd plenary meeting of the Canadian InterAction Council, which is being held March 8 in Baku on the eve of the Global Baku Forum.
The Forum will also provide an opportunity for participants to get closely acquainted with Azerbaijan, its rich history and culture, said Chrétien.
Nearly 300 people, including influential politicians, heads of states and governments of Albania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia and Georgia will take part in the event.
The conflicts on ethnic, religious and political grounds, global challenges in the democratic development, education, environment and energy security will be the topics of the upcoming Forum.
Club of Madrid, InterAction Council and Library of Alexandria are the partners of the event.
Addressing the meeting, the former Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga congratulated its participants on the upcoming Forum.
She said that youth unemployment and medicine will be among the main topics of discussion at the Forum.
In turn, the former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said the InterAction Council was created in 1983 to address global problems, such as terrorism, energy security and environmental issues.
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