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Azerbaijani First lady Mehriban Aliyeva holds a number of meetings

The first lady highlighted the importance of developing bilateral ties

Baku. 30 September. REPORT.AZ/ Azerbaijani First lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO Mehriban Aliyeva has today met with Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, who is in Azerbaijan to attend the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

Report informs, Mehriban Aliyeva said she was glad to see Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri in Baku again, and thanked him for participating in the forum.

The first lady highlighted ISESCO-Azerbaijan cooperation. She noted the importance of joint projects as well as educational and cultural ties. Mehriban Aliyeva emphasized Azerbaijan’s contributions to the preservation of cultural heritage in a number of countries.

ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri thanked for the invitation to take part in the forum, saying it grew into a platform for discussing pressing global matters.

Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri also reaffirmed ISESCO`s readiness for cooperation in preserving cultural heritage.

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Azerbaijani First lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has today met with a delegation led by second Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentine National Congress Patricia Gimenez, who visit Azerbaijan to attend the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

Report informs, Mehriban Aliyeva said the forum, which aims to give a peaceful message, created good opportunities for its guests to get closely familiarized with Azerbaijan. She hailed “friendly” ties between Azerbaijan and Argentina, adding that there was a huge potential for wider cooperation. Mehriban Aliyeva expressed confidence that Azerbaijan and Argentina will strengthen their relations in political, economic, cultural, and other fields.

The first lady said Azerbaijan has always strived for unity among different religions and nations. Mehriban Aliyeva expressed readiness of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to support joint projects to be implemented by the two countries.

Second Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentine National Congress Patricia Gimenez said it was their first visit to Baku. She praised the importance of the forum as an international platform which brings together representatives of many countries as well as Nobel Prize laureates.

Patricia Gimenez said there were good opportunities for expansion of Azerbaijan-Argentina ties. She provided an insight into preparations for an Azerbaijan-Argentina mugham and tango festival, saying it will contribute to the bilateral cooperation.

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Azerbaijani First lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has today met with first Vice-President of the National Congress of Colombia Daira de Jesus Galvis Mendez, who is on a visit in the country to attend the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

Report informs, Mehriban Aliyeva said the Baku International Humanitarian Forum has been held for the fifth time, adding that the number of the participating counties grows gradually.

The first lady highlighted the importance of the implementation of results of the Forum, adding that issues on the agenda were of global importance.

Mehriban Aliyeva noted that Colombia was one of 10 countries which recognized the Khojaly genocide. The first lady added that the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was the main problem for the country.

Daira de Jesus Galvis Mendez said three members of the Colombian Congress attended the Forum. She said her country attaches great importance to cooperation with Azerbaijan.

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Azerbaijani First lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has today met with a delegation led by head of Azerbaijan-Italy friendship group at the Italian Senate Mauro Maria Marino, who visit the country to attend the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

Report informs, The first lady pointed to tolerance and multiculturalism in Azerbaijan. She said Pope Francis will visit the country in a few days.

Mehriban Aliyeva said representatives of all religions join holiday celebrations in Azerbaijan, and praised this as a message against some stereotypes.

She hailed Azerbaijan-Italy relations, saying the Heydar Aliyev Foundation is closely involved in restoration and preservation of cultural monuments in Italy.

Members of the Italian delegation hailed the Foundation`s assistance, noting that such projects contribute to strengthening the bilateral relations.

They put forward an initiative to establish a sister city relationship between Azerbaijan’s Icherisheher and Italian Matera, which will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019.

Mehriban Aliyeva hailed the initiative, saying such measures created good opportunities for establishing inter-regional ties.

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Azerbaijani First lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has met with Deputy Director-General of UNESCO Getachew Engida who is on a visit in the country to attend the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

Report informs, the Azerbaijani first lady thanked Mr. Engida for accepting the invitation to attend the Forum. Mehriban Aliyeva underlined that the implementation of the results of the Forum was one of the important issues on the agenda. President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva described the Baku International Humanitarian Forum as a wonderful format of international cooperation.

They discussed relations between Azerbaijan and UNESCO.

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