YEREVAN (Armenpress)–A two-day international conference titled "Prospects for Regional and Trans-Regional Cooperation and Resolution of Conflicts," hosted by the Armenian Center for National and International Studies opened in Yerevan on September 27.
Organized with the support of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe–the Lincy Foundation and the Central Bank–the conference has brought together leading voices in Armenia–Azerbaijan–Georgia–Iran–Turkey–Russia–the United States–Great Britain–Austria–Ukraine–Greece–Belgium–and other countries. Beside country representation–international organizations are also participating in the discussions on the means and modalities for intersecting conflict resolution–economic and political cooperation–and new regional security dimensions.
Armenian analysts will present their points of view–while leading experts from countries will speak about their place and role in conflict resolution and regional cooperation. High-ranking officials from OSCE and other regional and international organizations will complete the spectrum of contributions to the conference. A broad cross-section of public officials–military representatives–journalists–academics–NGO representatives–and members of the diplomatic community also will take part in the discourse.
The government press office told Armenpress that Prime Minister Andranik Markarian sent a greeting to the conference participants applauding the international community’s efforts directed towards creation of a balanced global system and its role in conflict regulation.
"The integration of former Soviet republics into the international structures is of special importance–particularly–the creation of systems promoting regional cooperation. In this respect–the Caucasian region with numerous hot spots and conflicts occupies a special place. We pay special attention to the issues to be discussed by you because of Armenia’s strive towards integration into the international structures and its efforts aimed at peaceful solution of Karabakh conflict," the message reads.