Azerbaijan is a place, where East and West, North and South can meet, said Mike Hardy, Professor at UK's Coventry University.

"I think this is an ideal choice for holding the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku," Hardy told Trend April 26.

"Azerbaijan is an ideal place for international discussions, including those on conflict resolution," he said. "My expectation of the forum is very high."

He added that Baku is a beautiful, ever changing city.

The 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations will last until Apr.27.

The Youth Forum was held on the first day of the 7th UNAOC Global Forum on Apr.25.

Meetings with high-ranking officials, about 30 sessions are planned to be held during the forum.

The Baku Declaration is expected to be adopted during the forum.

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on July 24, 2015 to create an organizing committee for holding the 7th UNAOC Global Forum in Baku.

Source: Trend