“Azerbaijan is an important and necessary partner for the African Union. We are interested in developing ties with Azerbaijan. The African Union is multicultural union which respects all religions,” Aisha Abdullahi, the African Union commissioner for political issues, participant of the 5th International Humanitarian Forum said in an interview with AZERTAC.

Abdullahi pointed out that the high-level Forum was organized in Baku on the initiative of President Ilham Aliyev.

“Over the last twenty years Azerbaijan has made significant strides. Your country is an important contributor to European energy security, playing a significant role in the global economy and its stabilization. Azerbaijan also provides support for the settlement of the crisis in Africa. I think that this work will encourage the strengthening of mutual cooperation,” Abdullahi said.