Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.4/ Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva /
It is very important that a meeting of Russian and Azerbaijani intellectuals two years ago grew into an international format - a meeting of intellectuals and political figures from around the world, Echo of the Planet magazine Editor-in-Chief Elmar Huseynov told Trend on Thursday, commenting on the importance of the Second Baku International Humanitarian Forum, which opened today.
"It is good that Russia and Azerbaijan's initiative served as a basis for the meeting. Azerbaijan is a country that is located at the junction of the worlds, East and West, North and South, Islam and Christianity, and it would be impossible to find the best venue for this event," Huseynov said.
He said the talented and creative people who invented the first forum turned it into a great universal meeting. The fact that the forum audience has become wider, as well as enjoying the presence of well-known people, including politicians, is striking, Huseynov said.
"I would like to say some things about this building (the Heydar Aliyev Centre) in Baku, which impressed all who are taking part in this forum, it is, in my opinion, a symbol of the dynamic development of Azerbaijan," Huseynov said.
He said the forum is a great event that has potential for development.
Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an authoritative science and political global platform to search answers for global challenges, which were faced by humanity in the 21st Century through the holding of a wide range of dialogues, exchanges of opinions and discussion on the most important issues of humanitarian cooperation.
Co-founders of the forum are President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Famous state figures, Nobel laureates, 15 ex-presidents, heads of various countries' governments, ministers, well-known figures in the fields of education, science and culture, are attending the event.
The first Baku International Humanitarian Forum under the slogan "XXI century: hopes and challenges" took place in October of 2011.