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International humanitarian forum starts in Baku

Xinhua, September 30, 2016 Adjust font size:

The Fifth International Humanitarian Forum started here on Thursday at the Heydar Aliyev Center.

The Forum has attracted 400 participants from 80 countries including famous political, scientific and cultural figures of the world community as well as Nobel Prize winners.

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva attended an official opening ceremony of the Forum.

In his opening speech, President Ilham Aliyev said that the Forum has gained great respect on the international arena in recent years and holds a special place among international events.

"Azerbaijan has always paid great attention to international humanitarian cooperation," Aliyev said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent messages to the participants of the Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

The Baku Forum will address a wide range of global humanitarian issues at the plenary sessions and roundtable meetings. The main themes include different models of multiculturalism, importance of preserving the human capital in conditions of mass migration, molecular biology, biophysics, biotechnology and issues of personnel training in modern medicine, etc.

This year's Forum is also special for Azerbaijan as the country marks 25th anniversary of independence. Enditem