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3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue starts in Azerbaijan

The official opening ceremony for the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, which goes under the motto 'Let’s share culture for the sake of common security', started in Baku today. The event was opened by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the First Lady of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva.

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Azerbaijan is proud of its tradition of tolerance, says Mehriban Aliyeva

The First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva, and the General Director of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, have met in the capital of Azerbaijan as participants of the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue and took part in the opening ceremony of the Tree of Peace monument in Baku.

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UNESCO Director-General arrives in Baku

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova arrived in Baku today. She is to participate in the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, which is to take place on the 18th and 19th of May.

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Azerbaijani president arrives in Moscow for Victory Day

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has arrived in Moscow for the Victory Day to attend the parade on the Red Square for the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. His plane landed at the Vnukovo-2 Airport, RIA Novosti reports.68 foreign leaders and heads of UNESCO, UN, EU and the Council of Europe received invitations for the anniversary celebrations.

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Ban Ki-moon: time has come for UN Secretary General to be a woman

The official representative of the UN Secretary General, Farhan Haq, said that Ban Ki-moon is convinced that his successor should be a woman."He's said in several public venues that he thinks it's high time for the Secretary-General to be a woman," he said. "Of course, he's not going to offer any opinions about who should be selected, but certainly, the time for a female Secretary-General has come," TASS cited him as saying.

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UN chief expected to attend Victory Day celebrations in Moscow

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, the Russian Foreign Ministry said."He was invited to attend the celebrations. We expect Ban Ki-moon will come to Moscow and UNESCO Secretary General Irina Bokova," Gazeta.ru cited Russian Deputy Minister Gennady Gatilov. 

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Mehriban Aliyeva's interview to 'Russia24' TV-Channel

The first lady of Azerbaijan, the president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, a goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, the chairlady of the organizational committee of the First European Games, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva, told the ‘Russia-24’ TV-Channel about the First European Games which will take place in Baku in June and about cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia in the humanitarian sphere.

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Mehriban Aliyeva: “European Games will be held in a spirit of solidarity, unity, and healthy competition”

Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, Chairperson of the European Games Organising Committee, member of the executive committee of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan, presented the upcoming European Games in Moscow. According to her, the Games will set a level and a standard for all future European Games.

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Relations between Russia and Azerbaijan are example of friendship and good neighbourliness, Mehriban Aliyeva says

Mehriban Aliyeva, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, Chairperson of the European Games Organising Committee, member of the executive committee of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan, spoke about the development of relations between Russia and Azerbaijan. According to the words of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, relations between Russia and Azerbaijan are an example of friendship and good neighbourliness, based on mutual respect and interests.

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Mehriban Aliyeva: I European Games will be universal festival

Mehriban Aliyeva, the First Lady of Azerbaijan, the president of the Heydar Aliyev Fund, the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, the president of Organizing Committee of the I European Games, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan, has described the I European Games hosted by Baku in June 2015 in an interview with Russia 24 TV.

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First European Games hosted by Baku presented in Moscow

Alexander Zhukov, the first deputy speaker of the State Duma, the president of the Olympic Committee, said at the Moscow presentation of the first European Games hosted by Baku that Russia will be represented by the best athletes. He said that America and Asia had created their own Olympic Games long ago, and the Games in Baku are a positive development.

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