Baku, Azerbaijan, March 12
The issues discussed during the 4th Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World" showed that countries have to seek new paradigms to get rid of terrorism, wars, social and economic crises, Emil Huseynli, head of the 'Support for youth development - Dushunce' public association, told reporters.
He noted that by hosting such prestigious international forums, Baku has turned into the "think-tank".
Baku exports political culture to the world, thereby showing that Azerbaijan is simultaneously interested in preserving mental values and actively participating in secular processes, according to Huseynli.
He pointed out that while activists are detained in Armenia, Baku hosts a prestigious event.
Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan leaves for Moscow to ask for assistance, while Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev sends clear messages to the world, he added.
Ilham Aliyev sent a clear message to the world that the member states of the UN Security Council should display a political will in order to ensure the fulfilment of the Council's resolutions on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"Azerbaijan's president is also the supreme commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces," he said. "World leaders should understand that as part of the anti-terror operations, the supreme commander-in-chief can any time issue an order to restore the country's territorial integrity. Therefore, the centers of power should display a political will for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.