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Azerbaijani Strategic Studies Center: Armenia lags behind in development

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 28 June 2012 16:52
A great deal has occurred in the South Caucasus over the past 20 years. There have been successful events, conflicts. The international and regional projects have been implemented, head of the Center for Strategic Studies under the Azerbaijani President Farhad Mammadov told media today.
Azerbaijani Strategic Studies Center: Armenia lags behind in development

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 28 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /

A great deal has occurred in the South Caucasus over the past 20 years. There have been successful events, conflicts. The international and regional projects have been implemented, head of the Center for Strategic Studies under the Azerbaijani President Farhad Mammadov told media today.

"The purpose of the international conference "Joint efforts for the future of the Caucasus: the past 20 years and their lessons" is an analysis of the processes occurring in the South Caucasus in this period," he said. "Proceeding from the name of the conference, we
should learn from these processes and discuss the formation of views on the future."

The international conference "Joint efforts for the future of the Caucasus: lessons of the past 20 years" in Baku today was organized jointly by the Centre for Strategic Studies under the Azerbaijani President, Caucasus International and Turkish Policy Quarterly magazines.

The experts representing the countries of South Caucasus and Turkey attend the conference.

The successful development of the two South Caucasus countries - Azerbaijan and Georgia has become a reality. They have resources and opportunities to form the views on the future. However, one republic remains in isolation because of its occupation policy. It is also away
from international projects, he said.

"Today we will discuss it," he added. "We want to demonstrate to the international community that Armenia has got into such a position because of its occupation policy. If it wants to get out of it, it must abandon its policy. We are ready to live together. The highest
status within Azerbaijan may be assigned to Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia can flourish and develop after the conflict is resolved."

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