Baku Process needs scientific committee: Spanish professor
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
A scientific committee should be established for the Baku Process, Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Full Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University, said Oct. 26 at the plenary session titled “Baku Process – Advancing Intercultural Dialogue for Human Security, Peace and Sustainable Development: 10 Years Lessons and Perspectives”, held within the 6th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.
He noted that scientists should give a scientific appraisal to the Baku Process.
"We have to open the doors for scientists and researchers and to create opportunities for launching new initiatives. We need to make the ideas voiced within the Baku Process known to everyone. The Baku Process is a very good opportunity for conceptualizing the ideas," Barrero said.
The professor of the Spanish university noted the need to study the role of intercultural dialogue in the development of interstate relations.
"The intercultural dialogue can be used in solving interstate conflicts," Barrero said.
The 6th International Humanitarian Forum, the theme of which is “Shaping a New World and a New Humanity: Creativity and Human Development”, began its work in Baku Oct. 25. More than 580 people, including 416 foreign guests from 86 countries and 24 international organizations, participate in the two-day forum.
The Baku Process initiative was put forward by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in December 2008 in Baku at the Conference of Ministers of Culture of the Council of Europe with the aim of developing dialogue and cooperation between the Islamic and Western civilizations, peoples and cultures.