Baku, December 10, AZERTAC
The opening ceremony of the 10th high-level meeting co-organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center and Madrid Clud has kicked off in Gabala. The event is organized in partnership with the State Committee for Work with Diaspora of Azerbaijan.
In his remarks, chairman of the State Committee for Work with Diaspora Nazim Ibrahimov highlighted the activities of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.
The Committee chairman thanked the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandria in Egypt, co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center Ismail Serageldin for his contributions to promoting the heritage of great Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi.
The event then featured the screening of a video on the 875th anniversary of the Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi.
Former Latvian President, co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center Vaira Vike-Freiberga highlighted the issues to be discussed at the panel sessions of the event. She underlined the issues of tolerance among the nations, as well as the ongoing political developments across the world.
Speaking about the consequences of violent extremism, former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok said that the victims of terrorism are mostly women and children.
In his remarks, Serbia's former President Boris Tadić highlighted the changes in global politics in line with the technological developments and the current state of democracy.
Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandria, co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center Ismail Serageldin noted that the geography of terrorism has expanded across the world.
The two-day event brought together former heads of state and government from 20 countries, as well as nearly 50 acclaimed politicians, public figures, experts and scientists.