• The Second World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue on the subject of "Living Together Peacefully in a Diverse World" has started at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.
  • Your Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev, The President of Azerbaijan.
    Your Excellency, Mrs. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO,
    Your Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Otthman Altwajiri, Director General of ISESCO,
    Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Culture and Tourism,
    Dear colleagues and friends,

    It is a great honor for me, in my capacity as UN High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, to address this second Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in this beautiful Baku.

    I have also the pleasure to bring you warm greetings from the UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki moon. He attaches great importance to your work, would like to thank you for your partnership, and looks forward to learning about the results of your gathering.

  • His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan,
    Excellency Ms Katalin Bogyay, President of the General Conference of UNESCO,
    Excellency Mr Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations,
    Excellency Mr Abdulaziz Ottoman Altwaijri, Director General of Islamic Educational,
    Scientific and Cultural Organization Ladies and Gentlemen,

    It is an honour to participate in this 2nd  World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue.
    I wish to thank President Ilham Aliyev for his longstanding commitment to promoting intercultural dialogue.

  • Excellency President of the Republic,
    Excellencies,
    Ladies and gentlemen,

    Assalamu alaikum warahmatu Allah wabarakatuh.

    It is my pleasure to talk to you at the opening session of the 2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held under the theme "Living together Peacefully in a Diverse World". The theme perfectly highlights the noble goal of our endeavors towards promoting dialogue of cultures and consolidating the alliance of civilizations. It is a great honor for me to take this opportunity to extend my thanks and gratitude to H.E. Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, for his country's unstinting support for ISESCO. On this occasion, I would like to commend his wise policy to turn this hospitable country into a world forum of dialogue, concord, tolerance and peace, while expressing my best wishes for progress and prosperity to the Republic of Azerbaijan and its civilization-steeped people under the wise leadership of H.E the President, may Allah preserve him.