Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.26
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
Baku Declaration was adopted during a ministerial meeting held as part of the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Apr.26.
The support of Azerbaijani government suggests that the 7th UNAOC Global Forum will bring successful results, the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser said during the ministerial meeting.
The purpose of holding the UNAOC Global Forum is to counteract global problems, he added.
Addressing the event, Azerbaijan's Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said that Azerbaijan is committed to promotion of the international dialogue.
"We make every effort to create an intercultural dialogue and an inclusive society," said the minister.
Further, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Azerbaijan is the best example of tolerance.
Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo y Marfil, for his part, said that currently, all countries should work on resolving the conflicts.
It is necessary to intensify the dialogue between Muslims and Christians, he said, adding that the youth, as well as media outlets should be involved in fighting extremism and xenophobia.
The 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations kicked off in Baku Apr.25.
Meetings with high-ranking officials, about 30 sessions are planned to be held during the forum which will last till Apr.27.
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