Baku hosts a special conference on ‘Security and Cooperation: Role of Political Parties’ (UPDATE)

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BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 22. A special conference of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) on ‘Security and Cooperation: Role of Political Parties’, organized by the New Azerbaijan Party (YAP), will be held in Baku, Trend reports on November 22. .

Vice President – Head of YAP Central Office Tahir Budagov delivered a keynote address at the event.

According to Budagov, global threats are increasing, and at that time, there is an even greater need for dialogue and cooperation.

“Under the leadership of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, a lot of work has been done and continues to be done to restore stability and achieve peace and cooperation in the region,” he said.

The official also said that the coexistence of representatives of various ethnic and religious groups under conditions of tolerance in Azerbaijan is a national treasure of the country.

As Budagov noted, for about 30 years, the lands of Azerbaijan were occupied by Armenia. Despite all the attempts of Azerbaijan to reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict, Armenia continued its destructive policy and military provocations.

On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan launched a counter-offensive operation and liberated its occupied lands, thus implementing the provisions of the four well-known UN resolutions, he recalled.

Nudagov also stressed that in the post-conflict period, Armenia refuses to fulfill its obligations under the tripartite declaration signed on November 10, 2020.

The Head of the Department for Relations with Political Parties and the Legislative Branch of the Presidential Administration, Adalat Valiyev, read a congratulatory letter from the President of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party, Ilham Aliyev, addressed to the conference participants.

ICAPP Standing Committee Co-Chairman, former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea and former Director of the Office of the National Assembly Chung Eui-yong wished the conference participants success.

He stressed that Azerbaijan has traveled a successful path of development and also spoke about the challenges the world faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chung Eu-yong pointed out that all conflicts must be resolved peacefully.

Turkish Grand National Assembly member Afif Demirkiran said that political parties can promote security and engage in dialogue in this area.

“Conflicts affect the world as a whole,” he said.

Demirkiran also spoke about the work done by Türkiye to create a ‘grain corridor’ in the Black Sea.

“Türkiye takes a strategic position and plays an important role in Asia. We make an important contribution to regional and global security. Today, Türkiye provides its support to solve security, trade and energy problems,” added the parliamentarian.

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