While participating at the 6th Baku International Humanitarian Forum held in October 2018, ECI President said: "A country that can present a positive image in international arena through providing a coherent and systematic cultural activity is less likely to be exposed to security threats."
Speaking to IRNA reporter, Dr. Mazaheri stated: "Holding conferences on international level in the fields of culture while emphasizing on the significance of cultural diplomacy in securing national security and long term interests of the countries is no less than economic and political diplomacies."
He continued his remarks saying that holding this summit as a measure to realize cultural dialogue will contribute to building constructive relations, prevent misapprehensions and reduce social and cultural conflicts.
The ECI President also noted that cultural diplomacy could provide the basis for more communication among the governments and extend to the political and security fields.
Mazaheri stressed that countries possessing high level of military and economic power also require cultural endeavors, because when they utilize cultural diplomacy, this strong military and economic backing contributes to their success in the area of peace-making and peaceful coexistence in the globalization process which is affecting all countries.
The president of the ECO Cultural Institute also stated that recognition of cultural diversity is the responsibility of human beings towards one another.
The 6th International Humanitarian Forum was held in Baku participated by 580 international figures from 97 countries and 24 international organizations.