Baku, Azerbaijan, June 29
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan is a reliable partner of the United Nations (UN), said Mogens Lykketoft, president of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
He made the remarks during a meeting with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev in New York, the ministry’s press service said June 29.
The cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN, in particular, with the UN General Assembly was discussed during the meeting.
Azerbaijani minister informed Lykketoft about the high level of relations between the country and the UN.
Garayev said that the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations was held April 25-27 in Baku at the highest level; more than 3,000 representatives from 147 countries took part in the forum. Topics discussed during the forum focused on issues disturbing the world, in particular, the UN.
The minister also informed Lykketoft about the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its consequences, about the living conditions of IDPs and refugees, driven away from their lands, and noted that the non-fulfillment of four resolutions, adopted by the UN Security Council on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, raises serious concern.
Garayev invited Lykketoft to take part in the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, which will be held in Azerbaijan’s capital in 2017.
The Azerbaijani minister’s visit to New York started on June 28 and will end on July 1.