President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the co-chairs of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Vaira Vike-Freiberga
and Ismail Serageldin, former heads of state and government, and members of the Centers Board of Trustees who will participate in the 6th Global Baku Forum.
Delegates were welcomed by Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, president of WLA-Club de Madrid, and president of Latvia from 1999 to 2007, and John Battelle, EIC & CEO, NewCo.
Other past prize winners from the Baltic region have included: Vytautas Landsbergis in 1999, the first Lithuanian Head of State after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union, and in 2011, Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, the sixth President of Latvia and first female President.
The lecturers this year include the former Presidents of Latvia and Bulgaria, Vaira Vike-Freiberga
and Petar Stoyanov, the Director of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, Ismail Serageldin, and distinguished professors, businessmen, and representatives of leading institutions in Macedonia and abroad, reports Dnevnik.
Prominent examples include Valdas Adamkus, president of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2009, despite his US citizenship, and Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, president of Latvia from 1999 to 2007, who held Canadian citizenship.
Prime Minister Habib Essid, presently visiting Spain, attended the opening of the conference that saw the presence of King Felipe VI of Spain and international political figures, including current President of the Club de Madrid Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, former President of Latvia.
There's great concern about the events in Ukraine and the attitude Russia is taking to international law," former President Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, in office 1999-2007, told The Associated Press.
Linking Latvia with Egypt, Latvia's charming former president, Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, was recently in Egypt for a Board meeting of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, of which she is one of the Trustees.
By Vaira Vike-Freiberga
and Antonio Vitorino/Riga A For decades, people have bemoaned the waning of Europe's global political power.
A group of high-ranking officials, headed by former president of Latvia - Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, is preparing a report on pluralism and media freedom in the EU and is expected to make recommendations for their protection, the commissioner said.
, chairs the High Level Group which is due to come forward with final recommendations in Autumn 2012.
The Hungarian government "would be well advised to reconsider the laws and regulations it has adopted," said the president of the expert group, former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga
, after the meeting.