France, Strasbourg, Jan. 25 / Trend A. Maharramli /
Azerbaijan plays an important role in promoting intercultural dialogue, UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova told Trend today.
"Azerbaijan is a country with which UNESCO works closely," she said. "By conducting international conferences and other important events, Azerbaijan plays a special role in promoting intercultural dialogue."
She also stressed that UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Azerbaijani First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva is actively involved in preserving intercultural dialogue, and tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
"We are closely working with the Azerbaijani first lady in different areas," she said. "The events having particular importance to the intercultural dialogue have been carried out in Baku at the initiative of Azerbaijani First Lady. I believe that we will be able to find answers to global challenges by promoting the intercultural dialogue. I think that Azerbaijan has an important role in promoting the intercultural dialogue in the region and beyond it."
She said UNESCO and Azerbaijan have myriad projects and ideas. Cooperation will further continue, she stressed.