Baku, April 26, AZERTAC
The United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser has described Baku as a perfect venue for holding the 7th Global Forum of UNAOC as he addressed the opening ceremony of the event in the capital of Azerbaijan.
“President Aliyev’s leadership on this issue is especially noteworthy. His initiative proclaiming 2016 as a Year of Multiculturalism is widely acclaimed as an important step that aims at strengthening relations among the peoples of the world. In that respect, we could not dream of a better venue than the city of Baku to hold this Forum,” he told an audience that included heads of state and government, high-level officials, politicians, public figures, representatives of leading international organizations and think tanks, and scientists.
“In the past few years I have had the privilege to promote multiculturalism and tolerance. The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by countering radicalization and polarization, by encouraging greater intercultural understanding and engaging in projects and programs that advance these goals,” said Mr Al-Nasser.