Baku, March 20, AZERTAC
“Unfortunately, the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is very burning conflict, where the credibility of the UN is not at stake. Because, there are the resolutions of the UN, which are not implemented at all. What President Ilham Aliyev said about the implementation, the end of occupation, the role of OSCE is true. We have simply to implement what UN have already decided, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy Franco Frattini told AZEERTAC.
Speaking about the role of the Baku Forum the former FM emphasized that “the event is a great opportunity to talk about the burning issues of the world. Because no doubts, there are important developments in many regions. There are new policies from the global players. We are really in a very chaotic situation in Mediterranean region. We have unsolved crisis in Syria and Libya. The fact that we discuss all those issues are also important, because we and me as the European has the interest to discuss about the future of Europe.”
Franco Frattini also highlighted relations between Azerbaijan and Italy: “There are really very close and fruitful relations between the two countries. I remember my first visit here many years ago. During my first visit, we talked about how we improve our economic cooperation. We decided to go ahead with the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project. President Ilham Aliyev mentioned this project in his speech at the inauguration ceremony. Now, we are following the schedule very well.”
On cultural relations Franco Frattini stressed the enormous efforts done by First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva: “In all activities our cooperation is perfect, including the cultural relations. First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, Madam Mehriban Aliyeva comes very frequently to Rome. She promotes and organizes many cultural events in Italy and with Italy. She has done a lot of efforts in preservation of the world cultural heritage. We are particularly happy that she is now dealing with culture, youth, elimination of the poverty. We have fields what we have in common with Azerbaijan.”