By Sabina Mammadli
The New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) held a special event on 'Security
and cooperation: Role of political parties' within the framework of
the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP),
Speaking at the event, Deputy Chairman of the YAP Central Office
Tahir Budagov noted that there is an even greater need for dialogue
and cooperation at a time when global threats are increasing.
'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
The official also said that the coexistence of representatives
of various ethnic and religious groups in conditions of tolerance
in Azerbaijan is a national treasure of the country. He underscored
that for about 30 years, Azerbaijani lands were occupied by
Armenia. Despite Azerbaijan's attempts to reach a peaceful
settlement to the conflict, Armenia continued its destructive
policy and military provocations, he added.
The official added that on September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan
launched a counter-offensive operation and liberated its occupied
lands, thereby implementing the provisions of the well-known four
UN resolutions. Budagov stressed that in the post-conflict period,
Armenia refuses to fulfill its obligations under the tripartite
statement, signed on November 10, 2020.
During the event, Head of the Department for Relations with
Political Parties and Legislative Power of the Presidential
Administration Adalat Valiyev read out a congratulatory letter from
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, addressed to the
Furthermore, Co-Chairman of the ICAPP Standing Committee, Korean
ex-Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong wished success to the
In his speech, Eui-yong stressed that Azerbaijan has passed a
successful path of development, and also spoke about the challenges
that the world faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, he
added that all conflicts should be resolved peacefully.
Noting that conflicts affect the world as a whole, Member of the
Turkish Grand National Assembly Afif Demirkiran said that political
parties can promote security and engage in dialogue in this
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 in solving security,
trade, and energy problems,' the official added.
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