(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 24. Within the
framework of the high-level week of the 77th session of the UN
General Assembly in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov met with the High
Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Miguel
Angel Moratinos, Trend reports.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov expressed satisfaction with the high
level of development of cooperation with the Alliance of
Civilizations. As a multinational, multi-confessional country,
Azerbaijan is distinguished by an atmosphere of dialogue and
tolerance at the national level, and also attaches great importance
to the promotion of these values at the international level.
Noting that the post-conflict period opens up new opportunities
in the region, Jeyhun Bayramov stressed that the UN Alliance of
Civilizations has favorable opportunities to promote peace both in
the region and between countries. Informing about the work carried
out in the field of restoration of monuments destroyed during the
occupation in the territories liberated from the occupation, the
minister emphasized the support provided by the organization in
this direction. Jeyhun Bayramov informed the other side about the
consistent steps taken in the field of restoration and protection
of cultural heritage in the territories affected by the conflict,
ensuring the same rights for the Armenian residents of these
territories, as well as all citizens of Azerbaijan, and stated that
he was determined to take steps to reintegrate them into the social
- economic space.
Miguel Angel Moratinos, in turn, expressed gratitude for
cooperation with Azerbaijan. Moratinos stressed the importance of
the 'Peace for Culture' campaign initiated by Azerbaijan and the
Action Plan signed with the Alliance in this direction. At the same
time, it was stated that the steps actively taken by Azerbaijan in
the field of inter-religious and inter-civilizational dialogue are
significant and indicative.
The parties exchanged views on the preparations for the 9th
event of the Alliance, which will be held in Morocco in November
Other issues of mutual interest were also discussed at the
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