Azerbaijan's Place in the Modern World

Azerbaijan’s Place in the Modern World

  • 6 April 2005

The Republic of Azerbaijan’s important geostrategic
location is reflected in its age-old role as a hub for interregional
communication in the region. As the country’s
significance in the region has steadily increased, so too has
its desire to develop strategic partnerships and mutually
beneficial relations with its neighbors, especially Russia
and Iran. It is now facing the first steps toward economic
and political integration into the international community,
and is placing increased emphasis on the development of
an active policy aimed at furthering its ties with crucially
important partners in Arab world, and more specifically,
at strengthening its relationship with the League of Arab
States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The conflict with Armenia and its lingering
consequences continue to be felt in all spheres of
the country’s political, social and economic life, and
to influence the regional political climate and the
implementation of projects in the South Caucasus. The
goal of achieving a lasting peaceful settlement remains,
as does the need for international mediators to assist in
the process. The role of Azerbaijan’s energy policy will
play a crucial role in promoting its ideals of sovereignty
and independence and in diversifying its economy. The
contemporary age has brought with it new problems and
challenges, and Azerbaijan has realized the importance
of solidarity among nations when addressing the threats
faced by the world community.

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Wednesday 6 April 2005

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Wednesday 6 April 2005

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