Opening of the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue on the topic “Development of Intercultural Dialogue: New Possibilities for Human Safety, Peace and Sustainable Development” took place, May 5, in joint partnership of UNESCO, UN Alliance of Civilizations, the World Tourism Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Council of Europe, and ISESCO.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony.
First, a collective photo was taken.
The Azerbaijani President addressed the opening ceremony.
Then UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, Supreme Representative of the UN for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the Islamic Cooperation Organization Yousef Al-Othaimeen, ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz bin Othman al-Twaijri, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni addressed the ceremony.
The address by the UN Secretary General for Food and Agriculture Jose Graziano da Silva was read by the head of the Cabinet Mario Lubetkin.
Then, a dinner was given on behalf of President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva in honour of the high-level guests participating in the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue.