“Azerbaijan is becoming a very active international platform,” he said. “An inter-regional forum, initiated by both countries’ presidents, will be soon held between Azerbaijan and Russia.”
He said a very respectable delegation from Russia, including political, science, education, arts and culture figures, will participate in the Fifth Baku International Humanitarian Forum, due on September 29-30.
“This is a completely new dimension that has become a traditional landmark event in the Azerbaijan-Russia relations and draws attention of many other countries,” he said.
Umakhanov said Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Council, speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, may visit Azerbaijan in early 2017.
“We are thoroughly preparing for the visit, taking into account Matvienko’s status as chairperson of the Federation Council and chairperson of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly,” he added.