Baku, March 11, AZERTAC
The 4th Global Baku Forum has today featured a session entitled “Iran and Afghanistan: Keys to regional Caspian and Central Asian security and prosperity. What’s next?”.
Moderator of the session, former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini described integration as one of the important factors in ensuring peace and security in the Near and Middle East regions. He noted the significance of solving problems through dialogue.
Former Georgian Deputy Premier Eka Tkeshelashvili drew the audience`s attention to difficult situation in the region. He urged closer cooperation for ensuring security of regional countries. The Former Georgian Deputy PM praised regional cooperation as important for the development of Afghanistan. He also touched upon the joint transportation projects implemented by Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Former Premier of Lebanon Fouad Siniora focused on the current problems of regional countries, and highlighted the impact of problems on their neighbor countries. Mr. Siniora underlined the necessity of combining efforts to prevent religious radicalism.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz urged regional countries to engage in closer cooperation.
Entitled “Towards a Multipolar World”, the Global Baku Forum is organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in partnership with Azerbaijan State Committee on Work with Diaspora.
Over 300 delegates from 53 countries are discussing priority issues such as the future of East-West relations, radicalization and extremism, region-specific challenges and opportunities, energy security and inter-faith dialogue, among others.
The event provides a platform for incumbent and former presidents, prime ministers, ministers and leading experts in the field to assess the current state of the world, the most pressing threats to international security, and potential routes to the resolution of problems.