UNAOC 7th Global Forum to be very strong message to the world (VIDEO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 22
By Elena Kosolapova, Aygun Badalova - Trend:
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) 7th Global Forum will be a very strong message to the world, Azernews newspaper's editor-in-chief Sevil Mikayilova said at the expert panel discussions held by the Baku International Policy and Security Network think tank.
Noting that Baku is located on the crossroads of east and west, and north and south, Mikayilova said it is the right place to address the world and say that peace should dominate throughout the world.
Mikayilova said she expects a lot from the Global Forum, and it is especially important that the event will include the youth-related event, which will bring together youth from 150 countries from all over the world on April 25.
The threats of terrorism, radicalism and many dangerous tendencies are increasing throughout the world, according to Mikayilova. What is very dangerous, according to Azernews editor in chief, is that such tendencies frequently, and in most cases are directed towards youth.
"I think this will be a very good platform to say that the world should get rid of such dangerous and unnecessary tendencies, and from this point of view, the Baku Forum will be a very strong message to the world," Mikayilova said.
With regard to the recent escalation over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Mikayilova said that it is important for the world, for the international community to know that the conflict is not frozen.
She stressed that Azerbaijani leadership has, on numerous occasions, stated that the conflict is alive and it can flare up at any moment. Mikayilova noted that the recent developments on the contact line once again proved this statement by the government.
She also said that it was a call for the international community to get involved in the resolution of this conflict, which is very dangerous, not only for the region, but for the world as well.
She stressed that the statements that were immediately made by the powerful countries following the events, showed that they are interested in resolution of the conflict.
"Now it is high time to show a different approach to the conflict's resolution process. International organizations are also trying to become more active in this process," Mikayilova said.
She added that still there is a need to distinguish the aggressor and the country which has been subjected to aggression.
This should be the major milestone that can actually move the process of the negotiations forward, according to Mikayilova.