The 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum has today started at the Heydar Aliyev Centre.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva attended an official opening ceremony of the Forum.
Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an annual platform for famous representatives of political, scientific and cultural elite of the world community including famous statesmen, Nobel Prize winners in various fields of science and leaders of influential international organizations for holding dialogues, discussions and exchange of views on a wide range of global issues in the interest of all humanity.
The organizers and participants of the Forum are representatives of natural and social sciences, as well as cultural elite of the world who have an ambitious task of forming a new humanitarian agenda with the aim of its further consideration in the world scale.
The head of state addressed the opening ceremony of the Forum.
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Olga Golodets hailed the importance of the event. She read out Russian President Vladimir Putin's message to the Forum participants.
UN Assistant Secretary-General Ayse Cihan Sultanoğlu read out United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's message to the Forum participants.
Then ISESCO Director General Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri and UNESCO Deputy Director-General Getachew Engida addressed the event.
The Baku Forum features plenary sessions and speeches of the round table chairs.