Int’l organizations must increase efficiency in conflict settlement, says Russia’s ex-PM (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Seymur Aliyev - Trend:
It is necessary to increase the efficiency of the international organizations' activity in the settlement of conflicts in the world, said Viktor Zubkov, the former prime minister of Russia.
Of course, this should be done at such forums as the Global Baku Forum, Zubkov, who currently chairs the Russian Gazprom's Board of Directors, told reporters in Baku in the sidelines of the Forum March 10.
He added that experts must work out specific suggestions by further submitting them to the international organizations.
Zubkov further highlighted the good organizing level and compositions of the delegations taking part in the Global Baku Forum.
The IV Global Baku Forum titled "Towards a Multipolar World" started its work March 10.
Zubkov said that the current changes in Azerbaijan are obvious.
"Azerbaijan is being changed," he said. "Everything is impressive and done for people living in Azerbaijan."
While speaking about Russia's role in resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Zubkov said that Moscow is taking all measures to resolve it.
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.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.