UN Secretary General and Minister for Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan met in New York
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On January 27, 2015 in a meeting between Ban Ki-moon and Abulfas Garayev, the latter conveyed greetings from Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic Azerbaijan to UN official.

Later they discussed relations of Azerbaijan with the organizations in UN system like UNESCO, Alliance of Civilizations, World Tourism Organization and UNDP focusing mainly on jointly implemented projects.

Abulfas Garayev briefed Ban Ki-moon about Azerbaijan`s initiatives that have contributed to the global peace and dialogue so far. Throughout lifetime Azerbaijan has firmly demonstrated its devotion to universal values and effectively realized its role as a bridge between the West and East.

Secretary General stated that it is the core challenges of modern world to create platform enabling world leaders and representatives of various cultures to thoroughly discus intercultural issues. He also hailed Azerbaijan's contribution to world peace as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2012-2013.

Minister invited UN Secretary General to the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
to be held on 18-19 May 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.Ban Ki-moon said that he will attend the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum to be held in Baku in 2016.


Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, address: House of Government, AZ 1000 Baku
Tel:+994 12 493 02 33, +994 12 498 01 12, +994 12 493 16 42 Fax:+994 12 493 65 38, +994 12 493 30 85