Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Agayeva / Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, was invited to Kiev to attend an international conference on security. The conference on the resolution of lingering conflicts in the context of security and stability of the Black Sea region will be held in Ukraine's capital on 14-15 November, Stepan Volkovetskiy, the Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend.
The conference will be held with the participation of foreign ministers and deputy foreign ministers from the Black Sea Economic Organization (BSEC). The major speakers at the conference are the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Arseniy Yatzenyuk, foreign ministers from BSEC, the Secretary General of BSEC and a representative from the European Commission, the diplomat said.
The conference will incorporate several sessions on different topics, including lingering conflicts in the Black Sea region, the efficiency of existing mechanisms, and reality of settlement plans. The sessions will focus on the Balkan experience, the Pridniester problem, the Georgian-Abkhaz-Osetian disputes and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Ambassador stressed
The diplomat said that participants at the conference will discuss the efficiency of the OSCE mission in the lingering conflict zones, the possibility of preventing conflicts and consolidation of peace, the impact of NATO operations in the Balkans on the alliance's peacekeeping strategy, new NATO missions, NATO and post-Soviet conflicts, opportunities for cooperation, prospects of settling lingering conflicts and a glance at key players - the United States, the European Union, Russia and other countries.
"We would like to see the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister personally at the conference, taking into consideration the significance of the topic for Azerbaijan," he said.