Guterres: Nizami Ganjavi Center creates bridges for societies, cultures (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 15 March 2018 14:59 (UTC +04:00)

(Details added 12:01 )

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 15

By Azad Hasanli – Trend:

The Nizami Ganjavi International Center creates bridges among societies and cultures at this difficult time, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in his letter addressed to the Global Baku Forum.

The letter was read out by UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Ghulam Isaczai at the 6th Global Baku Forum, titled "Bridging Gaps to Create Inclusive Societies", in Baku on March 15.

Guterres expressed his gratitude to the Nizami Ganjavi International Center for this work.

Creation of an inclusive society is very important and is one of the goals set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, he said, stressing that science and technology can help solve today's problems.

The 6th Global Baku Forum, organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, kicked off on March 15 with the support of the Azerbaijan State Committee for Work with the Diaspora.

The three-day forum is attended by presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers of many countries, including 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, Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall and others.

Moreover, about 500 guests, including former presidents and heads of governments, well-known public and political figures, who are members of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, are participating in the 6th Global Baku Forum.

The participants discuss such issues as peace and security in the Middle East, the current geopolitical situation in the Balkan region, and the growing role of youth in social and political life in the modern world.