First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva met with co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, who is attending the 5th Global Baku Forum, on March 15, Azertac reported.
Mrs. Aliyeva expressed her pleasure to see Vike-Freiberga again in Azerbaijan. She noted the importance of the 5th Global Baku Forum entitled "The future of foreign relations: Power and interests," saying it has already become a global platform.
Praising the activities of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, Mrs. Aliyeva emphasized its role in promoting Azerbaijan in the world. She expressed Azerbaijan's readiness to support further expansion of the center`s activities.
Vike-Freiberga highlighted the works done towards promoting the center's activities, strengthening its role and increasing the number of its members.
She noted that programs of the Global Baku Forum are expanding year by year and it contributes to better promotion of Azerbaijan abroad.
Vike-Freiberga congratulated Mehriban Aliyeva on her appointment as First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Later, Mrs. Aliyeva met with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, President of the Friends’ Association for Children with Cancer “ELPIDA” and the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation” Marianna Vardinoyannis, who is in Baku to attend the 5th Global Baku Forum.
Vardinoyannis congratulated Mrs. Aliyeva on her appointment as the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan.
She said that Azerbaijan-Greece cooperation is developing in social, educational and healthcare areas. She recalled with pleasure a visit of Mehriban Aliyeva to Greece in 2014.
She thanked the First Vice-President for supporting the activity of the ELPIDA. Vardinoyannis stressed the necessity of exchanging experience in this field, and noted the possibility of further expansion of the relations. She invited Mrs. Aliyeva to attend events in Greece marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Greece.
Mrs. Aliyeva said bonds between Azerbaijan and Greece are developing in political, economic, humanitarian and cultural areas.
Mrs. Aliyeva recalled with pleasure her visit to Greece and noted that a concert organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Greece aroused great interest, adding it played an important role in promoting Azerbaijan`s culture in Greece.
Mrs. Aliyeva also met with Macedonian First Lady Maja Ivanova, who is participating in the 5th Global Baku Forum.
Mehriban Aliyeva expressed her pleasure to see Maja Ivanova in Baku. She noted that the topical issues are discussed in the 5th Baku Global Forum.
The Macedonian first lady congratulated Mrs. Aliyeva on her appointment as the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, praised the works she has done and wished her success in her future endeavors.
Highlighting the activities of the center on addressing the social problems of children and women in Macedonia, Mrs. Ivanova hailed Mrs. Aliyeva's experience and noted the importance of cooperation and exchange of cooperation in this area.
Mrs. Ivanova invited Mehriban Aliyeva to pay a visit to Macedonia. Mrs. Aliyeva thanked for the invitation, saying the implementation of joint projects will be fruitful.
They exchanged views on opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in the fields of healthcare, culture and education.
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