Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan enjoying very high reputation globally (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 14:16)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 19
Today, Azerbaijan is a country enjoying a very high reputation on global scale and its initiatives serve as a momentum for regional cooperation, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said.
He made the remarks delivering a speech at the nationwide festivities on the occasion of Novruz, the Azerbaijani national holiday, in Baku March 19.
The head of state reminded that the 6th Global Baku Forum was held several days ago.
About 50 incumbent and former heads of states and governments from more than 50 countries took part in the Forum, the Azerbaijani president noted.
“I can say the Global Baku Forum, in a short period of time, has been able to take its rightful place among the most prestigious forums in the world. I think the issues discussed at the Baku Forum are very important for the world. A conference of foreign ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement will be held in Baku next month; this is also a global, prestigious international event. Holding this event in Azerbaijan is a manifestation of the regular support provided to us by the Non-Aligned Movement and the organization's member countries,” President Aliyev said.