Azerbaijan, Baku, 20 November / Trend corr. J.Babayeva/ The United
States and Russia have much more common ground in Azerbaijan for cooperation
than for conflicts, said Elkhan Nuriyev, the head of the Centre for Strategic
Studies at the Azerbaijani President's Office.
"Today Azerbaijan is the field where Moscow and Washington successfully cooperate. The Kremlin and the White House are interested in maintaining a strong and long-term stability in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is the country of the former Soviet space where the strategic interests of the United States and Russia coincide," Elkhan Nuriev, the Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies at the Azerbaijani President's Office, said during the round table entitled Azerbaijan in the 21st Century - Strategy of Success in Baku on 20 November.
According to Nuriyev,
the government maintains a strategic line in the evolution of integration into
European structures and good neighbourly relations with countries in the
region, taking into account the national interests of Azerbaijan.
"Pursuing a balanced policy, Azerbaijan has strengthened not only its positions in the international arena, but also in the field of national security. President prevented Azerbaijan from turning into an arena of political rivalry, and therefore it is not surprising that the power centres of the world politics maintain Ilham Aliyev's pragmatic and multi-vector foreign policy," said Nuriyev.
"Azerbaijan's strategy of
success" is debated in Baku at a round table on 20 November with the
participation of prominent political scientists and representatives of state
structures of the region.
Discussions take place in two sessions - Azerbaijan and Eurasian Space - Stability and Development and The Role of Political Parties and the Functioning of the Political System of Azerbaijan; Program of the New Azerbaijan Party as a Basis for Successful Development of the Country.
The discussions involved Alexey Ostrovsky, the chairman of the Russian Parliament's Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots; Elkhan Nuriyev, the Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies at the Azerbaijani President's Office; Valery Tursunov, the President of Institute of Eurasian Studies development foundation; Ali Ahmadov, Executive Secretary of the New Azerbaijan Party and a member of the Azerbaijani Parliament; Rashad Rzaguliev, Director of the Social Development Foundation; MPs, political scientists and representatives from Georgia, Kazakhstan and Iran.