World needs new balance, Bulgarian president says (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
Peace and freedom are tested today, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said in Baku March 10.
President Plevneliev made this statement at the IV Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World".
"We witness the worst security situations since the World War II," he said.
The president said that national borders and international principles put the question into the standing degree today.
"We witness much more complicated international systems where world and international institutions and powers are not available to prevent and solve conflicts in a sustainable way," he said. "We in Europe understand what happens in Syria, Iran and Afghanistan. This directly affects our lives."
"World is out of balance today and a new balance has to be found," the president said.
The IV Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World" started its work March 10.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva are taking part in the forum.
Such topics as international security, regional threats, serious consequences of global economic challenges, climate change and energy policy: role of oil-producing countries, multiculturalism, interreligious dialogue and mutual integration will be discussed during the two-day event.
The conflicts on ethnic, religious and political grounds, global challenges in the democratic development, education, and environment will also be the topics of the upcoming forum.
Heads of states and governments will participate and deliver speeches in the opening of session 'Global Challenges of Modern World'.
Heads of states and governments, prominent public and political figures, authoritative experts will hold discussions and exchange views on various topics.
Seven incumbent presidents, 27 former presidents, one vice-president, 23 former prime ministers, a lot of incumbent and former officials, heads of authoritative international organizations, famous politicians and experts will take part in the forum.