The forthcoming Russian-Azerbaijani International Humanitarian Forum, which will be held in Baku on Oct.4-5, will be a great event, leading expert of the Heritage Foundation for Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy and member of Trend Expert Council, Ariel Cohen told Trend in an interview.
According to Cohen, Baku has many events that really put the city on the map.
"We had Eurovision. It was amazing that Azerbaijan, such a young country won Eurovision. But it is also understandable, because Azerbaijan's music tradition and singing tradition is very strong and it gave its results with Eurovision. You have women's soccer now," he said.
Speaking of the forum, Cohen noted that this would be the second year of holding such forum in Azerbaijan, which brings a lot of people from all parts of the world.
Cohen stressed that last year's forum had great atmosphere. It was attended by prime ministers, experts and former presidents from various countries as well.
Cohen added, that there is a need in a little bit more focus on specific problems.
"My panel is going to cover media. I am going to talk about state media competing in the international environment, especially television. I think this is a part of our media mix today. So that is very interesting," Cohen said.
Within 2 days, the forum participants will participate in events, organized in Azerbaijani regions by central executive agencies, in meetings, organized by agencies on social and economic developments of Azerbaijan.
The forum expects participation from nearly 700 people who represent 70 countries and 7 authoritative international organizations.
The first Baku International Humanitarian Forum under the slogan "XXI century: hopes and challenges" took place in October of 2011. The forum organizers are Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an authoritative science and political global platform to search answers for global challenges, which were faced by humanity in XXI century, the holding of a wide range of dialogues, exchanges of opinions and discussion on the most important issues of humanitarian cooperation.