CIS executive secretary: Needs to give some universities of CIS countries the status of base organizations on languages and cultures (PHOTO)
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Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 9 /E.Tariverdiyeva/
It needs to expand the list of universities of the CIS countries with the status of base organizations on the languages and cultures, said the CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev.
Learning languages is very important for equality and cooperation, for dialogue between civilizations and cultures, Lebedev said in opening of the Sixth International Forum "Dialogue of languages and cultures of the CIS and SCO in the 21st century" in Baku Tuesday.
The Forum is organized by Moscow State Linguistic University on the basis of Baku Slavic University (BSU) with the support of the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation.
Welcoming the participants of the Forum, Lebedev expressed his gratitude to the Government of Azerbaijan in holding such an important and interesting forum covering the CIS and the SCO.
According to him, relying on the government support, the dialogue of cultures of the CIS countries assumes more importance.
"Language skills are an important tool for interaction between the peoples, so it needs to pay attention to this issue both in Russia and other CIS countries," said Lebedev.
He said it is important to involve young representatives of the CIS countries in the dialogue of cultures.
The Forum focuses on the 20th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States and and takes place in the form of plenary and session meetings.
It is attended by prominent political figures, representatives of state and executive authorities, ministries and agencies, academia, parliamentarians, university rectors, leading scientists of the CIS countries.