Baku hosting 7th Global Forum
The 7th Global Baku Forum has opened in the capital of Azerbaijan. The forum organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center will last till March 16.
Around 450 guests from over 70 countries are expected to take part in the forum, including the incumbent and former heads of state and government, the well-known statesmen, politicians and reputable public figures.
The topic of the forum is 'New Foreign Policy.' Panel meetings titled 'Role of big forces in changing global politics', 'Sustainable Development Challenges', 'Middle Eastern cooperation for security', 'Role of science and culture in making modern decisions' and other topics will be held during the forum. One of the main meetings of the forum will be devoted to the role of young leaders in global politics.
The forum participants will discuss global political and economic issues, various aspects of modern international relations and other issues.
Co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center Ismail Serageldin declared the forum open. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the event.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Albanian President Ilir Meta, Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia Šefik Džaferović, Moldovan President Igor Dodon, President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov also addressed the forum.
Italian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Augusto Massari read out a message from President Sergio Mattarella, British Ambassador Carole Crofts - a message from Prime Minister Theresa May, Deputy Head of the United Nations Development Program, Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger - a message from Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Then the co-chairman of the International Center Nizami Ganjavi, the former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga addressed the forum.