Azerbaijan`s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev has met with Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri to discuss the Azerbaijan-ISESCO relations and joint cooperation projects.
Abulfas Garayev noted that Azerbaijan-ISESCO relations continue developing thanks to the efforts of President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President, ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva.
The minister said that the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue to be held on May 2-3 in Baku will feature two panel sessions of ISESCO.
Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri hailed an exceptional role of President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President, ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva in developing relations between Azerbaijan and the organization.
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva attends the opening ceremonyThe 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has got underway in Baku. First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony of the event. First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva addressed the opening ceremony. Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, chairperson of the UNESCO Executive Board Byong-hyun Lee and Azerbaijan`s Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev made speeches. Participants in the session include more than 2500 delegates from 180 countries, including ministers, executives, representatives and ambassadors of international organizations in Azerbaijan, and members of the Azerbaijani government. The Baku session will see the presentation of 36 out of 42 nominations for World Heritage List. Azerbaijan became a member of UNESCO in 1992. The country signed a memorandum of cooperation with UNESCO in 1996. The Walled City of Baku, Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower, and Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape are featured as UNESCO World Heritage sites. ..