Russian official: Int’l Humanitarian Forum in Baku will strengthen Russian-Azerbaijani cooperation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 22 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
The meeting between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Russian Presidential Administration Chief Sergei Narishkin also mulled the holding of the International Humanitarian Forum in Baku in September.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to meet with President Aliyev," Narishkin said at the opening of the Russian Information and Cultural Center in Baku on Saturday. "We had a substantial conversation and we discussed a set of strategic issues. One of the important topics was the discussion of the next international humanitarian forum."
The upcoming forum, he said, will be the most authoritative platform for discussing the very topical issues of cooperation in the humanitarian sphere.
Narishkin said at the meeting with President Aliyev "we have also discussed issues of economic, humanitarian and strategic partnership".
Narishkin also mulled holding of the International Humanitarian Forum in Baku at the meeting with Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Head Ramiz Mehdiyev.
"Mr.Mehdiyev and I had a working meeting of the organizing committee, we have discussed the possible composition of the founders of the forum, agenda and list of participants," Narishkin said.
Noting the importance of opening the Russian-Azerbaijani Center in Baku, Narishkin welcomed the active development of the Russian language in Azerbaijan, especially in the media, television and education.
He also described the current project as another opportunity for the Russia- Azerbaijan cooperation in the humanitarian sphere.
"The center is equipped with the latest technology," he said. "I expected that everything would be done at the proper level, but did not expect so good."
The Russian Information and Cultural Center in Baku is one of the most modern, information-rich Russian cultural centers abroad. The new five-story building located in the city center is equipped with necessary modern equipment, has cinema, concert, exhibition and conference halls, and a library. The center will also soon open centers for Russian-language training, distance learning and innovative cooperation, as well as clubs and studios.