The Azerbaijani Diaspora now is in the stage of progress and evolution, Trend quoted Nazim Ibrahimov, the chairman of the state committee on work with Azerbaijanis residing abroad, as stating on 16 March to the 2nd conference of the world Azerbaijanis.
Ibrahimov noted that the work of the state committee in different world countries, the talks held with governmental, officials, as well as Diaspora plays a considerable role in the formation of the Azerbaijani lobby. Increasing number of Azerbaijani students also play considerable role in this respect and they initiate the establishment of circles and public unions. He underlined the importance of continuing work in the direction of formation of Azerbaijani Diaspora, as well as economic lobby.
Ibrahimov informed joint efforts taken by the Azerbaijani and Turkish Diasporas abroad. Considerable work has been in Europe and the United States and as a result, a unified forum of Diasporas of Azerbaijan and Turkey will be held in 2006. The event will focus on issue of expansion and perspectives of the activities of the two Diasporas on the base of recommendations by the Azerbaijani President and the President and Prime Minister of Turkey.