President Ilham Aliyev attends opening of 5th Global Baku Forum
The 5th Global Baku Forum has today kicked off in Baku under the slogan "The Future of Foreign Relations: Power and interests". President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva are attending the opening ceremony of the forum. Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, Albanian President Bujar Nishani, Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Saudi Arabian Prince, Chairman of the Board of Directors of King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies Turki Al-Faisal are also attending the forum. The participants of the forum posed together for photographs. Co-chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Director of the Library of Alexandria Ismail Serageldin declared the forum open. The head of state made a speech at the opening ceremony. Nearly 300 delegates from 53 countries, as well as a number of influential state figures, politicians, experts, and political scientists who play a pivotal role in shaping the modern global politics are attending the two-day forum. The forum is a crucial platform for Azerbaijan to promote its realities, make new friends and strengthen lobbying activity.