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.
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.
The Arab countries and UNESCO have reiterated their commitment to providing more protection to end the looting and destruction of cultural heritage sites.
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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.
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.
The United States joined the 'Immortal regiment' rally in memory of the soldiers and officers of the Great Patriotic War for the first time. All people who came were holding placards with photographs of their relatives who took part in the fighting or working in the rear in 1941-1945.
President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev will take part in the festivities in Moscow timed for the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Second World War, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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