President Aliyev, his spouse attend opening of 6th Global Baku Forum (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 15
The 6th Global Baku Forum has kicked off in the capital of Azerbaijan under the slogan "Bridging Gaps to Create Inclusive Societies”.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony of the forum.
President of Albania Ilir Meta, President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, President of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanic, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amr, Deputy Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirko Sarovic and Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall are among the participants of the forum.
The participants of the forum posed together for photographs.
Co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Ismail Serageldin declared the forum open.
President Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the opening ceremony.
Nearly 500 delegates from more than 50 countries, including heads of state and government, who are members of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, heads of international organizations, well-known political and public figures and scholars attend the three-day forum.
The forum will feature the 7th International Summit of the Book on March 18-19. A joint initiative of the US Congress Library and Egyptian Library of Alexandria, the summit will focus on the significance of the book in national development, preservation and transformation of cultural heritage, as well as the role of national libraries and the future of libraries.