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Baku hosts int conference on “Dialogue of civilizations: role of parties”

[ 27 Sep 2007 19:44  ]

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International conference on “Dialogue of civilizations: role of parties”, organized by the ruling YAP (New Azerbaijan Party), started in Baku.

Fatma Abdullazadeh, chief of President’s Office humanitarian policy department read Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s letter of congratulation.
Deputy Chairman and executive secretary of YAP Ali Ahmadov said political parties are one of the main factors of forming public opinion among the countries.
He said that establishing political dialogue among different countries is one of the main demands of the 21st century.
Karina Petersone, Deputy Speaker of Latvia’s Saeima said that improving the relations among political parties is of great importance for establishing normal interstate relations.
“Establishment of normal relations and restoration of dialogue among parties can be achieved only through party democracy. Democracy is impossible without dialogue,” she said.
Member of the International Forum “Dialogue of civilizations” Cemal Shak spoke about the dialogue among religions. He considers that dialogue among monotheistic religions can be established easier.
President of International Progress Organization, Dr Hans Köchler, noted that antagonistic divergence among eastern and western countries existed after the cold war as well.
“We should admit that some events impede the development of dialogue. But the most optimal way of solution of all problems is through political dialogue,” he said.
Valeri Malin, deputy chief of Russian parliamentary committee said dialogue among civilizations removes differences.
The conference will continue after the break. /APA/