Azerbaijan, Baku, June 5/ Trend , J.Babayeva/
"U.S. President Barack Obama's speech at the Cairo University, addressed to the Muslim world testifies the new administration's aspiration to hold an efficient dialogue with the Islamic world," Head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Political Analyses and Dataware Department Elnur Aslanov believes.
The U.S. president made a speech at the Cairo University as part of his visit to Egypt on June 4.
"This is a significant event, which embodies a policy aimed at dialogue and interaction," Aslanov said to Trend .
As we know, he said, in some Muslim countries, U.S. policy has not always been taken adequately. "I am confident that after President Obama's very eloquent and historical address to Muslims around the world, appealing to historical facts, particularly about President Thomas Jefferson, repeatedly quoting the Quran, but also underscoring the need to establish a Palestinian state, a significant positive transformation will take place in the public consciousness of a number of Muslim societies," Aslanov said.
Aslanov said it is very important and necessary in the emerging multipolar world. Naturally, as Winston Churchill said, "this is not the end of all cases and not the beginning of the end, this is the end of the beginning," he said.
"As to me, President Barack Obama's statement is the end of the beginning of closer rapprochement of civilizations. This statement and call for dialogue is a real embodiment of the alliance of civilizations and cultures, the center of which recently has repeatedly been Azerbaijan. In short, today, it may be worthwhile to note that the "conflict of civilizations," which S. Huntington wrote, may be in the past.
Aslanov also noted that the universal values on which Barack Obama spoke in his speech, is too important for the Western and Islamic worlds. "Because every political system has its own path of evolution and the civilizational diverse. In the modern world, it is very important to consider this and realize that the diversity of Eastern and Western cultures can be a unifying rather than divisive factor. Every country has its own way of development, its history, the movement pace in the direction of any transformations. Understanding that creates the opportunity for effective dialogue. From this point of view, President Barack Obama's speech, addressed to the Islamic world, can be viewed as a message to all other," Aslanov said.