Commission out of Azerbaijani and Armenian intelligentsia offered to form

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 18 June 2009 14:12 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend , J.Babayeva/

The Union of Azerbaijani Intelligentsia considers it possible to create a joint commission out of Azerbaijani and Armenian intelligentsia or the Union of Elders for implementation of public diplomacy in the solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.

"The main condition is that both sides really need to make efforts to solve the problem. The contribution to the solution of this problem can make not only intelligentsia but also people sincere acting in the interests of the people. These people regardless of their nationality do not trample justice," Chairman of the Union Eldaniz Guliev told Trend on Thursday.

At the initiative of Ambassadors of Azerbaijan and Armenia to Russia - Polad Bulbuloglu and Armen Smbatian- intelligentsia of both countries visited Khankendi, Yerevan and Baku, in June 2007. The composition of the Azerbaijani delegation was composed of Polad Bulbuloglu, Farhad Badalbeyli, Kamal Abdulla, Azer Pasha Nemat and Ilham Fataliyev. Another visit is planned for July this year.

According to Guliyev, the fact that Armenia does not follow international legal norms and does not make a compromise, taking steps that do not correspond to common sense, obviously. "But on the other hand, the conflict can not last forever. There are refugees and internally displaced persons who suffer from this conflict," he said.

According to him, if the conflict between the two countries can not be resolved, then intelligentsia and other active members of society must increase their efforts towards settling this problem. "In this case, it would be possible to move forward," Guliev said.

The Movement of Azerbaijani Intelligentsia was established in 2003. In 2007, it was to be officially registered in the Ministry of Justice as an association of intellectuals in Azerbaijan. The purpose of the organization is to protect the rights of intellectuals of Azerbaijan and achievement of reconciliation between opposition and the authorities.

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