Azerbaijan is well-known for its contribution to promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said at the General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Report informs.

The minister noted that the Baku Process launched in 2008 by the Government of Azerbaijan together with the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Council of Europe, UNESCO, ISESCO and others, has set standards and agendas for the dialogue and intercultural cooperation.

“The important role of the Baku Process in advocating for dialogue among cultures was recognized in the reports of the UN Secretary-General.

Based on the successful experience of the Baku Process, Azerbaijan in partnership with the UN Alliance of Civilizations and ISESCO launched in June 2021 a new international initiative entitled “Peace4Culture” Global Call, the aim of which is to contribute to the sustainable peace, development and protection of cultural heritage. We believe that this initiative will be equally successful, and invite all countries and international organizations to join this project,” he added.

Jeyhun Bayramov stressed that the world continues to face serious challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought:

“All immediate and long-term challenges brought by the pandemic necessitate new mechanisms supported by high-level political engagement that would provide a comprehensive framework for global cooperation and solidarity.”