Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.22 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has been elected Chairman of the Seventh General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), which has opened today in Baku.
As a tradition, Chairman of the previous ICAPP General Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia symbolically passed the chairmanship to President Ilham Aliyev's representative, the head of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration, Ramiz Mehdiyev.
The ICAPP Seventh General Assembly has started in Baku today, and it is attended by about 200 representatives from 35 countries.
Head of the Presidential Administration, Ramiz Mehdiyev conveyed President Aliyev's greetings to the conference participants.
"The International Conference of Asian Political Parties becomes an authoritative organization of the modern world and contributes to addressing problems of the Asian region and the world," Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, Ali Ahmedov said at the opening of the General Assembly.
"The dynamic development of the Asian continent changes political and economic picture of the world. However, in parallel with economic development, poverty and bloody clashes are ongoing in a number of countries," Ahmedov said.
He said Azerbaijan has been an independent state for only 21 years, however, it has already achieved dynamic development, and the country's economy has tripled.
"At the same time, for already more than twenty years, 20 percent of the country's territories have been under the occupation, and Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unresolved. The International Conference of Asian Political Parties should contribute to the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Ahmedov said.
Ahmedov urged to establish youth forum and organization of women members of various political parties within the ICAPP.