Fourth Global Baku Forum important event, says ISESCO director general
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
The IV Global Baku Forum is an important international event, which brought together a lot of representatives of governments and international institutions, Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, director general of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), told reporters March 10 in Baku.
They all have gathered in the beautiful Baku to discuss cooperation on the most important issues, said Altwaijri adding, "I am glad to be a part of this society, whose main objective is becoming a dialogue on joint efforts to ensure security."
International community should pay more attention to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the withdrawal of Armenian occupation troops from Azerbaijan's territories, to facilitate the return of refugees to their lands, he added.
ISESCO's position remains unchanged: the organization will support justice and call for immediately withdrawing Armenian occupation troops from Azerbaijan's territories and end the occupation, noted Altwaijri.
The IV Global Baku Forum, organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, is held in cooperation with InterAction Council, Club of Madrid, Library of Alexandria, Club of Rome, and World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS).
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.