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World leaders are coming to Baku

15:30 14-03-2018
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From March 14 to 19, the 6th annual Global Forum will be held in Baku. The forum, traditionally, will be held with the organisational support of the State Committee for Work with the Diaspora and the International Nizami Ganjavi Centre. The press service of the State Committee for Diaspora Affairs told this to Azeri Daily.

As always, world leaders, current and former presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers of foreign countries, as well as influential public and political figures will take part in the forum's work. In particular, among them will be Presidents of Albania, Macedonia and Moldova - Ilir Meta, Gheorghe Ivanov and Igor Dodon respectively, Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanic, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim and Mevlut Cavusoglu, Vice Premier of Palestine Ziad Abou Amr, Vice PM of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirko Sharov, Romanian Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall, etc. Overall, about 500 guests are expected to attend.

At the opening ceremony of the event the addresses of President of Italy Sergio Matarella, British Prime Minister Theresa May, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will be read out. The forum, which will focus on the problem of 'Identifying contradictions for the creation of inclusive societies,' will discuss issues of peace and security in the Middle East, the current geopolitical situation in the Balkan region, the growing role of youth in public and political life, etc. In the panel discussions, speeches by Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan on foreign policy issues Novruz Mammadov, Presidential Assistant on public and political issues Ali Hasanov, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov, as well as Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, are expected.

From 14 to 15 March, within the framework of the forum, a scientific conference on 'Interpretation of the cultural heritage of Nizami in the modern world' will be held. Scholars and researchers from Azerbaijan, Canada, USA, Brazil, India, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain and other countries will take part in the conference, which will be jointly organised by the International Nizami Ganjavi Centre and the Association of Comparative Literature.

From March 18 to 19, at the initiative of the Library of Congress of the United States and the Library of Alexandria of Egypt, the VII International Book Summit will be held, dedicated to the importance of books in the field of national development, protection and transfer of cultural heritage, the role of national libraries in the future and the future of libraries.

The event will be attended by the co-chairs of the International Nizami Ganjavi Center, the president of Macedonia, representatives of the Library of the US Congress, Internet archives, heads of national libraries of China, Bulgaria, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Morocco and other countries.