Baku – best place for discussing challenges facing world, says Bulgaria’s ex-president
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 9
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
The 4th Global Baku Forum is one of the prestigious forums in the world, former president of Bulgaria, Petar Stoyanov, told Trend in Baku March 9.
"I would like to thank the organizers of this prestigious forum, for inviting so many interesting, respectful people to discuss serious challenges we are facing today," he said.
"Believe me, this forum is one of the prestigious forums in the world, because you can not see everyday so many well-educated people to discuss the challenges we are facing today," said the former president.
"The truth is that we are experiencing a lot of new challenges," said Stoyanov. "Baku is the best place to discuss that because, when it comes to inter-religious dialog, Baku is right here, as here, together with the mosques, you can see Christian churches, Jewish synagogues."
Further, Bulgaria's former president noted that Azerbaijan has its own place in combating terrorism.
It is very important that this forum will focus on how to combine the efforts and come over this problem, he added.
The 4th Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World" will kick off March 10.
Such topics as international security; regional threats; serious consequences of global economic challenges; climate change and energy policy: role of oil-producing countries; multiculturalism; inter-religious dialogue and mutual integration will be discussed during the two-day forum.
The conflicts on ethnic, religious and political grounds, global challenges in the democratic development, education, and environment will also be the topics of the upcoming forum.
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