Mikhail Shvydkoi: Azerbaijan can be called point of intersection of many cultures

Mikhail Shvydkoi: Azerbaijan can be called point of intersection of many cultures
# 03 December 2008 08:46 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Viktoriya Dementyeva – APA. “Azerbaijan plays the role of a bridge between European and Eastern cultures. In this respect we can call Azerbaijan a point of intersection of many cultures. Representatives of various cultures and religions live free in this country, and the conference on intercultural dialogue is very important,” special representative of the Russian President on international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi told APA. He said that Council of Europe Conference of the Ministers responsible for Culture on “Intercultural dialogue as a basis for peace and sustainable development in Europe and its neighbouring regions” in Baku was significant from several aspects.
“Along with the representatives of European community, representatives of Islamic countries also participate in the conference. The dialogue of cultures and civilizations is very urgent now. The Council of Europe had not held such meetings by Baku conference,” he said.
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