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Astrakhan to host second Russian-Azerbaijani interregional forum

Society Materials 16 May 2011 11:07
The Russian-Azerbaijani second Interregional Forum "Russia - Azerbaijan: towards new horizons of interregional cooperation" will be held in Astrakhan on May 18-19.
Astrakhan to host second Russian-Azerbaijani interregional forum

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 16 / Trend, E. Tariverdiyeva /

The Russian-Azerbaijani second Interregional Forum "Russia - Azerbaijan: towards new horizons of interregional cooperation" will be held in Astrakhan on May 18-19.

Such events contribute to the further deepening of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Russia, the Deputy Dean of the History Faculty of Moscow State University, Trend Expert Council member, and the chief editor of the Russian Vestnik Kavkaza analytical agency Alexei Vlasov believes.

"The forum will focus on key aspects of the mutual relations between the two countries - infrastructure projects, economic and financial cooperation in the interregional sphere, problems and prospects of a common humanitarian space," Vlasov told Trend.

He said a joint report on the current state and prospects of bilateral relations, presentation of which was held last Friday at MSU is planned to be presented to the forum participants.

On May 13, the History Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University hosted a Russian-Azerbaijani roundtable "Russian-Azerbaijani relations at the modern stage: Problems and Prospects".

A report by the joint Russian-Azerbaijani expert group was presented during the event.
Vlasov believes that intensity of contacts between the scientific and expert societies of the two countries has substantially increased. Now it is necessary to strengthen these positive tendencies at the level of administrative practices, he said.

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