World needs dialogue to develop multicultural society - Latvia’s ex-president
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 3
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
The world needs a dialogue to develop a multicultural society, Latvia's former president, Valdis Zatlers said Oct. 3.
Zatlers made the remarks at a roundtable meeting titled the "Comparative studies in multiculturalism: from theory to humanism practice", held as part of the 4th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.
"If we talk about culture, then each of us has definitely different visions of culture in particular sets," he said. "We have conducted studies returning to the definition of the concept of culture."
"Some 85 percent of our respondents called family as one of the important elements of multiculturalism. Exactly, family is the foundation of a multicultural society," Zatlers said.
"Dialogue and peace in the society are also important aspects of improving the multicultural society," he added.
The 4th Baku International Humanitarian Forum, which includes discussions on humanitarian problems, prospects and challenges of the 21st century, is today continuing its works within eight roundtable meetings.
The forum kicked off on Oct. 2.
Each year the forum brings together representatives of political, scientific and cultural elite of world community, including well-known politicians, Nobel Prize winners, and heads of the influential international organizations.