Baku hosts Non-Aligned Movement Youth Summit (UPDATE)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The Youth Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held in Baku on Oct. 24, Trend reports.
Speaking at the summit, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Ramiz Hasanov provided information about the event.
Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov noted that the first ever Youth Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement is an initiative of Azerbaijan.
"Over the past 15 years, four international youth platforms have been established in Baku. In addition, Baku hosted a number of international youth events in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 10 days ago - the First General Assembly of the Turkic Council Youth Platform. Azerbaijan makes a serious contribution to the development of the international youth movement," the minister said.
Rahimov stressed that a number of laws, strategies, state programs and other regulatory documents have been adopted in youth policy, over 300 youth organizations operate in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Youth and Sports and Youth Fund allocate funds to implement projects in education, culture, art, science, etc., supporting international activities.
Rahimov emphasized that the country has a very wide infrastructure of youth policy, youth centers operate in more than 40 districts and cities.
"President Ilham Aliyev meets with young people, listens to them, makes appropriate decisions. A lot of work has been entrusted to Azerbaijani youth. I think that through international activities it is possible to maintain communication and develop dialogue with the youth of other countries," the minister said.