Baku, April 28, AZERTAC
The 3rd Global Baku Forum has featured its opening session titled “Major Problems in the New World Order”. It was moderated by Jorge Quiroga, former President of Bolivia.
In his address, Abdullah Gul, former President of Turkey, noted the importance of the forum in terms of “building confidence in the new world order”. He called on the international community to unite around common values and “strengthen other principles and mechanisms of the international relations”. He highlighted the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “For more than 20 years, Azerbaijan`s lands have been under occupation, with over million Azerbaijanis expelled from their homelands.” Mr Gul said the conflict “poses a serious threat to regional peace”, adding “but unfortunately the international community and mediating states do not make serious efforts on this front”. “Such cases have a negative impact on the world order. The international system`s inability to solve such problems is what reduces confidence in it. So international and regional organizations should play a bigger role,” added the former Turkish President.
Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien highlighted the impact of the energy factor on global politics.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo drew the audience`s attention to problems in his country. He said the major threat to peace and stability in Nigeria was Boko Haram terrorist group.
Greece`s former prime minister George Papandreou applauded Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev`s effective use of the country`s natural resources. He also touched upon how Greece is tackling the financial crisis.
Former Slovenian President Danilo Turk said the United Nations should contribute to creating a multi-polar system in the world.
Former Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa said the lack of confidence in the new world order has shaken trust in the international system. He said double standards provoke instability, xenophobia and terrorism in the world, particularly in the Middle East.