Croatia’s ex-president: IV Global Baku Forum covering large number of topical issues
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Anakhanum Hidayatova - Trend:
The IV Global Baku Forum is very important, as it covers a large number of topical issues, Croatia's ex-president Stjepan Mesic told reporters March 10 in Baku.
This forum pays great attention to the search for ways out of the various conflicts, said Mesic.
Speaking about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Mesic said that this issue should be resolved peacefully.
For the beginning, the international community must know how the occupation of the Nagorno-Karabakh happened, he said.
Azerbaijan shows its great role in the region, said the ex-president adding that Baku conducts principled independent policy in the region.
The IV Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World" kicked off March 10.
The two-day forum will focus on topical issues such as the role of interreligious dialogue in conflict prevention, migration, multiculturalism, integration and global security. The forum's agenda also includes prospects for energy and global management issues.
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.
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