Spain hosts second meeting of International Network for UNESCO Silk Road Online Platform

Valencia, June 10 AZERTAC

The second meeting of the International Network for the UNESCO Silk Road Online Platform is taking place in Valencia, Spain.

Turkish Embassy to Spain has hosted cultural event within the second meeting.

Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to Spain Anar Maharramov, Secretary General of the Turkic Council Ambassador Ramil Hasanov, National Coordinator from Azerbaijan for UNESO Silk Road Project Shahin Musatafayev attended the event.

Anar Maharramov delivered a speech at the Online Platform. The ambassador highlighted the history of the Silk Road in Azerbaijan. The diplomat also spoke about the rich cultural heritage of the Silk Road in Azerbaijan`s history.

Experts coming from the countries alongside the silk roads and beyond attended the meeting to exchange experiences and good practices in promoting and implementing activities related to the Silk Roads. The participants also discussed guiding principles and strategic orientations for the Network and define an Action Plan for the 3 years to come.

This event is organized on the occasion of the 13th edition of Multaqa Festival (Encounters of Three Cultures) to be held from 10 to 12 June 2016 to celebrate intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in Mediterranean region through music and other artistic expressions.

This year the Festival was devoted to the Silk Roads to mark the designation of Valencia as City of Silk for 2016-2020. A day will be particularly dedicated to youth with traditional silk games and workshops. The second meeting is organized by UNESCO in partnership with the Municipality of Valencia, the Regional Council of Valencia (Generalitat Valenciana) and the Centre UNESCO Valencia/Mediterraneo, with the support of the Government of Spain.

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