Russia’s reversal to Islamic world and Azerbaijan’s role in the process

Russia’s reversal to Islamic world and Azerbaijan’s role in the process

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.1

Trend:

The geopolitical project of the North-South corridor, which is of strategic importance for Russia and which the country is implementing jointly with Azerbaijan and Iran, has its logical continuation to the East.

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will take part in the conference “The Dawn of the East and the World Political Structure” of the Valdai Discussion Club in Russia’s Sochi city Oct. 3 this year.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak at a panel session entitled “A New World Order: the Look from the East”. It is expected that President Ilham Aliyev will express his vision of current issues in the world politics, in particular, on the situation in the Islamic world and the role of Azerbaijan in this world. President Aliyev's speech on the theme of the eastern vector of geopolitics is logical, since Azerbaijan, thanks to its transport and energy projects, is not only a bridge between the North, South, East and West, but also a link to the Islamic world.

Being an authoritative member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Azerbaijan promotes Islamic solidarity on all platforms, and this position is highly valued in the Muslim world. The task of building a reliable bridge of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Muslim world is always on the agenda of President Ilham Aliyev, who managed to establish close relations with both Sunni and Shiite states. The role of Baku and its influence in the Islamic world has increased significantly in recent years.

Azerbaijan has turned into an international center, where numerous forums and conferences related not only to Islam, but also to multiculturalism are regularly held. For the first time in the history, the Islamic Solidarity Games were organized in Baku, and they were highly praised not only in the East, but also in the West. International initiatives, which mainly come from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, receive corresponding appraisal in the Islamic world. In the ranking, which is annually prepared by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Amman, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is named among the most influential and prestigious Muslims in the world.

The actualization of the topic “The Dawn of the East and the World Political Structure” in Russia submitted for discussion by the Valdai Discussion Club is not accidental. Moscow’s reversal to the East, the reasons for which, in particular, include deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, is only a small part of the country’s large-scale international transformation. This deterioration is caused by growing threats to Russia’s geopolitical interests not only from the countries of the Arab Spring, but also from its closest neighbors. It is no coincidence that at the meeting of Russia-Turkey-Iran on Syria during his visit to Ankara, President Vladimir Putin used a quote from the Koran in his speech. This is a kind of message to Islamic countries, a call on them for cooperation with Russia, a significant part of the population of which are Muslims.

Just like it was in history before, Azerbaijan was among the first countries to respond to the call, as evidenced by the participation of President Ilham Aliyev at the event in Sochi. While the West mainly cooperates with those Muslim countries that support radical groups, Russia can firmly rely on Azerbaijan, whose model is one of the most rational in the Islamic world. Azerbaijan is already a connecting link, initiator and full-fledged participant in the trilateral formats of Russia-Turkey-Azerbaijan and Russia-Iran-Azerbaijan cooperation. Moscow has many common points of contact with Azerbaijan and opportunities for closer cooperation with Baku in the eastern direction.

Despite the disproportionate scale of size, we are of the same type of homogeneous countries, with a common history, the presence of influential diasporas and the absence of a language barrier. Azerbaijan, just like Russia, is a multinational, multiconfessional, multilingual and multicultural country. Azerbaijani society, just like Russian one, is tolerant, where not only Islamic values ​​and religion, but also Christianity and Judaism are respected. Thanks to its authority in the Muslim world, Azerbaijan can be a partner in deepening Russia’s cooperation with troubled countries or smoothing out often arising contradictions, in particular, by involving them in its energy and transport projects. Today, the state model in Azerbaijan has similarities with the Russian one, it justifies itself and there is stability in our countries from a religious point of view. Therefore, it seems possible to discuss on the sidelines of the Valdai Discussion Club not only the general difficult situation in the Islamic world, but also those global challenges where Azerbaijan can cooperate with Russia.

It seems that these issues, just like the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement that is a topical issue for Baku, will be discussed during a bilateral meeting between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi.

Being official partners of the Valdai Discussion Club, we wish success to the organizers of the Sochi event.

Head of the Expert Council of the Baku Network, PhD Elkhan Alasgarov

http://bakunetwork.com

Join us on Twitter and Facebook https://twitter.com/BakuNetwork and https://www.facebook.com/BakuNetwork

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5ic7mhc6rZF6w0TQWqtmg

USAID program to enhance Turkmenistan's energy co-op with rest of Central Asia
USAID program to enhance Turkmenistan's energy co-op with rest of Central Asia
C5+1 debate ways and prospects for widening trade and economic ties
C5+1 debate ways and prospects for widening trade and economic ties
Trade turnover between Turkey, Tajikistan slides
Trade turnover between Turkey, Tajikistan slides
Loading Bars
Latest
IFC talks development of solar photovoltaic parks in Uzbekistan
7 dead due to heavy rains, flooding in southwestern Japan
Moscow's death toll from confirmed coronavirus cases rises by 24 to 3,953
Iran files lawsuit against U.S. over sanctions amid COVID-19 fight
Turkey's daily COVID-19 cases drop slightly for 5th day
WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death
WHO reports single-day increase in coronavirus cases by over 212,000
A patient with a coronavirus died in Bukhara region
Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Georgia
Azerbaijan to simplify its int'l road transport movement with new e-technology
Turkey's cement export to Iraq drops
Fire in power plant in SW Iran contained
TRACECA to implement pilot project on applying electronic permits
Azerbaijani university opens tender on repair work
Azerbaijan confirms 534 new COVID-19 cases
AZAL to perform another additional special flight to Istanbul
1 dead, 3 wounded in U.S. nightclub shooting
Brazil reports over 1.5 mln COVID-19 cases, with 63,174 deaths
Azerbaijan to increase share of renewables in electricity generation
Azerbaijan Investment Company purchasing shares
Foreign trade operations between Azerbaijan, Malaysia almost double
Volume of S.Korean goods import to Azerbaijan grows
Turkmenistan to start second stage of cement plant construction in Lebap region
New tourist zone to open in Baku (PHOTO)
BSTDB may release second tranche of manat bonds
Azerbaijani Kapital Bank expanding mortgage lending
State Commodity Exchange of Turkmenistan reveals data for 1H2020
Azerbaijan-Mexico five-month trade turnover increases
Turkey unveils volume of cargo transshipment from Ukraine via its ports
Activity of Iran's Aras Free Zone skyrockets, compared to last year
Talks over Energy Charter Treaty's modernization to start soon (PHOTO)
Turkmenistan to build new plants for mineral fertilizer production
Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for July 4
Georgia sees increase in prices of real estate for rent in suburbs
Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint at Somalia's Mogadishu port
Shell CEO does not rule out moving headquarters to Britain
Fitch Ratings: Growth in Azerbaijan's insurance sector depends on regulated tariffs
Weekly review of Azerbaijan's precious metals market (June 26-July 3)
Oil transportation via Ceyhan-Kirikkale pipeline through Turkey up
Lithuania considers transport co-op with Kazakhstan among top priorities
Samarkand Automobile Plant in Uzbekistan to produce ambulances
Uzbekistan increases number of refrigerated cargo wagons
Indonesia reports 1,447 new coronavirus infections
Overall production up in Turkmenistan with major part falling on private sector
China allocates humanitarian aid to Kazakhstan, backing anti-COVID battle
Turkmenistan reveals its oil production data for 1H2020
Iran's government stays committed to raising production
Uzbekistan receiving humanitarian aid from US charities
Weekly review of Azerbaijani currency market (June 26-July 3)
Azerbaijan's Bank BTB increases its total liabilities
Georgian municipality reveals volume of potato harvest
India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains
Litzenberger: US, Azerbaijan share important partnership (VIDEO)
Russia's coronavirus cases near 675,000, death toll passes 10,000
Australia's Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, biggest jump since March
UNEC brand was also known in Estonia
Uzbekistan to direct IDA's loan on urgent COVID-19-response measures
Least attractive Kazakh economy sectors for French companies revealed
Turkmenistan's cargo transportation for 1H2020 revealed
Turkmenistan's GDP increases in 1H2020
Tokyo new coronavirus infections over 100 for third day
Seven police hurt in violence at London music event
Europe to supply Asian countries with olive products through Georgia
Georgia reports new cases of coronavirus
Brazil health regulator Anvisa allows Chinese COVID-19 vaccine trial
Kazakhstan's import of Canada-made goods nearly twofold down
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 42 times
Azerbaijan's SOCAR Polymer planning to produce next polypropylene batch
Aeromexico shares rise for second day despite missed debt payment
Kazakhstan’s oil producing company to buy pipes via tender
Kyrgyzstan’s COVID-19 cases reach 7,094
Kazakhstan confirms 1,644 new coronavirus cases over past 24 hours
Israeli PM asks citizens to follow COVID-19 restrictions due to surge in morbidity
Air France set to cut more than 7,500 jobs
Turkey nearly halves leather export to Uzbekistan
Iran cuts import of electrical goods from Turkey
Iran among top three countries in world for caviar producing, sturgeon farming
Brazil reports over 1.5 mln COVID-19 cases, with 63,174 deaths
Geostat reveals producer price indices for services in Georgia
Chinese mainland reports 3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
Japan's Cokey Systems talks its activities in Uzbekistan
4 dead in small plane crash in Utah mountains
Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million
4 injured in shooting at shopping mall in U.S. Alabama
U.S. South Carolina reports 20.7 pct positivity rate from new coronavirus tests
Export of Turkish chemicals to Uzbekistan declines
Geostat: Georgia increases fruit exports
Mexican soldiers kill 12 in cartel clash near border
Iran says to announce cause of nuclear facility "incident" at "appropriate time"
4 killed, 108 wounded in fireworks factory blast in NW Turkey: ministers
Brazil set to pass 1.5 million coronavirus cases, cities reopen anyway
Zarif writes to Borrell on EU's noncompliance with JCPOA
WHO sees first results from COVID drug trials within two weeks
Number of job seekers from Turkey to Kazakhstan increasing
Spain registers rise in new COVID-19 cases in past week
Saudi-led coalition intercepts 4 bomb-laden drones
Switzerland to open borders for Georgian citizens from July 20
Over 400 beat COVID-19 in Kazakhstan
Turkey reports 1,172 new COVID-19 cases, 203,456 in total
Official talks use of RES by private companies in Kazakhstan's Karaganda
All news