Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received co-chairs of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Vaira Vike-Freiberga and Ismail Serageldin, former heads of state and government, and members of the Center’s Board of Trustees who will participate in the 7th Global Baku Forum, Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijani presidential press-service.
Thanking the president for the reception, co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Vaira Vike-Freiberga said they are pleased to visit Azerbaijan on the eve of Novruz holiday and hailed hospitality shown by the people of Azerbaijan.
Vaira Vike-Freiberga praised the president`s attention to the activity of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center. Noting the expansion of the Center`s activity, Vike-Freiberga said that more than 500 delegates, including new members of the Board of Trustees, from 50 countries will participate in the 7th Global Baku Forum to be held on March 14-16.
Vike-Freiberga underlined that participants will discuss global and regional issues during 10 sessions of the Forum to be held under the theme “New Global Foreign Policy”.
Hailing the development of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, the president stressed the importance of the expansion of the geographical scope of the Center and the organization of events in different countries after the Baku Forum.
President Aliyev described it as a sign of the growing influence of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center. President Aliyev also said that the Global Baku Forum has become an important international platform in the world and noted the significance of discussions on the issues of global importance as part of the Forum.
The president pointed out that Azerbaijan will continue to support the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.
On behalf of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center’s Board of Trustees, co-chair Ismail Serageldin thanked President Aliyev for supporting the activity of the Center.