Representatives of Azerbaijani Center for Strategic Studies take part in Asia Media Summit
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Representatives of the Azerbaijani Center for Strategic Studies took part in the Asia Media Summit, held in China, the Center for Strategic Research under the Azerbaijani President said.
Researcher of the center Anar Huseynov represented Azerbaijan at the event, organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development and the State Administration of the People's Republic of radio, film and television.
Employee of the center gave extensive information about Azerbaijani realities: the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the difficulties and obstacles posed by the conflict in the region to the participants of the workshop "International Media Dialogue on Religion and Culture", held during the summit. He also called for media representatives participating in the summit, to be fair and impartial in their information policy.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
During the summit, held in Beijing, a member of the center visited leading 'think tanks' in China, and also held several working meetings. They discussed Azerbaijan-China relations, modern geopolitics in the South Caucasus and Caspian regions, the impact of unresolved conflicts in the global security. They also discussed important regional issues and the scope of cooperation between analytic institutes of both countries in the research field.