Former Turkish Foreign Minister on situation in Middle East
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 15
By Matanat Nasibova – Trend:
When discussing the Middle East agenda in global politics, it is first and foremost necessary to take into account the fundamentally important factor of terror, said former Turkish Foreign Minister Hikmet Cetin during his speech at the VII Global Baku Forum, Trend reports.
He noted that the right of the inhabitants of the region for a better and quality life was significantly suppressed by the leading global players.
"Intra-ethnic conflicts, which occurred periodically, also played a role of no small importance in this. As for the situation in the Middle East, this region was often subjected to serious upheavals, particularly in the past decade. They occurred with the participation of the major world powers. The level of security in the region seriously decreased due to terror. In parallel, I would note the presence of a factor of military and political intervention, which eventually led to the emergence of aggressive forces and authoritarian leaders," said the former minister.
All these factors, Cetin added, strongly destabilized the situation in the region, creating serious threats to its security.
The 7th Global Baku Forum entitled "New Foreign Policy" opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on March 14.
The forum organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center will last till March 16.
Over 500 representatives from 50 countries, including the incumbent heads of state and government of several countries, well-known political and public figures are taking part in this prestigious event.
The issues of global and regional importance will be discussed at 10 sessions to be held within the forum.
The role of big forces in changing global politics, the challenges of sustainable development, Middle Eastern cooperation in the name of security, the role of science and culture in making modern decisions and other important issues are being discussed at the current forum entitled “New Foreign Policy”.