Welcome to Azerbaijan! The Land of Fire and the Pearl of the Caucasus, a land where eastern colors combine magnificently with western progress. Azerbaijan is a country of unique nature, unmatched culture, centuries of history with its customs and traditions.
Azerbaijan, as the largest country in the South Caucasus is geographically located at the crossroads of transport routes between East and West. However, only a geographical location is not enough to contribute to unification of the East and West. The successful policy implemented in the country during many years has played an important role in increasing of strategic importance of the country.
Today Azerbaijan with its remarkable performance of fast growing economy takes an active part in implementing innovation and usage of emerging technology and is well prepared to host a Intour Summit.
Azerbaijan’s strength is not only in its economy. Representatives of different ethnic groups and faiths have been living here throughout centuries in an atmosphere of peace, tolerance and mutual understanding. Baku has become a recognized international center for multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue. Azerbaijan regularly hosts political, religious and cultural leaders from around the world at events such as the Intour Summit of Religious Leaders(2010),Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (2016),the biannual Baku International Humanitarian Forum initiated 2010 and the regular World Forum on Dialogue known as “Baku Process” launched in 2008 and supported by such international organizations as UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the World Tourism Organization and ISESCO to name but a few.
Hosting Intour Summit will be a natural continuation of our proven track record in delivering large-scale International events, such as the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012,the first ever European Games in 2015, and the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which first staged in 2016 and is to be organized annually through 2025.