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Ordubad: a cradle of religious tolerance in the Caucasus

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta 

Written by: Peter Tase (Senior American Journalist – American Congress Library)

Religious architecture in the region of Ordubad, Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan (Azerbaijan), has established new paradigms in the shaping of Azerbaijani Islamic culture, interfaith dialogue, and has reflected a deep sense of conviction within its citizens and a unique enrichment of religious tolerance, cultural dialogue, and multicultural coexistence.  The Region of Ordubad is the symbol of a religious harmony, unique architectural treasures that enshrine the superior values of the architecture school founded by Ajami Ibn Abubakr Nakhchivani.  The city of Ordubad – the former Soviet Union’s capital of apricots (known globally for its famous apricots exported all the way to Moscow during the Cold War) –  displays to the world a great sense of Azerbaijani patriotism and is home of many beautiful mosques that ought to be visited by religious scholars, international

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Peter Tase
Peter Tase
Peter Tase is a contributor, freelance journalist and a research scholar of Paraguayan Studies and Latin American Affairs in the United States; he is the founder of Paraguay Economic Forum in Milwaukee, United States. Educated at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Marquette University, Tase is the author of “Simultaneous Dictionary in Five Languages: Guarani, English, Italian, Albanian and Spanish” and “El Dr. FEDERICO FRANCO y Su Mandato Presidencial en la Historia del Paraguay.” Tase has written many articles on Paraguay’s current Foreign Policy, Latin American Affairs and MERCOSUR regional trade issues for Eurasia Review and the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C.. Peter has appeared on SNT Cerro Cora, Asuncion and appeared in “Tribuna Pública” in TV Publica Paraguay, as well as given interviews for Diario 5 Dias in Paraguay, ABC Color, Ultima Hora, IP Paraguay, Revista PLUS+, Radio Ñandutí, Radio Nacional del Paraguay, and Spero News. Tase completed a Congressional Internship in the Office of Congressman Richard Pombo (CA-11), U.S. House of Representatives, and studied U.S. Government and International Affairs at the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.. In 2012 he was an adviser of Foreign Affairs and International trade Issues to the Chairman of the Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry in the National Congress of Paraguay. Peter Tase is fluent in Guarani, Italian, Spanish, Albanian and mainly writes in English and Spanish.
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“RI-PARAGUAY agar optimalkan kerjasama bilateral perdagangan dan pariwisata”

turis-paraguayJAKARTA,BISNISWISATA.CO.ID: Pemerintah Paraguay dan Indonesia perlu meningkatkan hubungan ekonomi terutama dibidang perdagangan, pariwisata untuk mengoptimalkan hubungan bilateral yang telah terjalin selama 33 tahun,” ungkap Peter Tase, Jurnalis Amerika Serikat yang bermukim di Paraguay.

Melalui surat elektroniknya, Peter mengatakan pembentukan sister city bisa menjadi langkah awal dalam meningkatkan kunjungan wisatawan dari kedua negara disamping memanfaatkan hubungan dagang selama ini yang telah ada.

“Manfaatkan sumber-sumber antar kota yang memiliki karateristik  sama di Paraguay dan Indonesia. Pembentukan sister city merupakan langkah awal yang sangat baik bagi terciptanya hubungan yang manis antara kedua negara ini,” kata Peter Tase.

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INDONESIA AND PARAGUAY: New Prospects for a Greater Partnership

By Peter Tase

On November 29th, 2014, Paraguay will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic relations with the Republic of Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest nation with over 252 million people and one of the N – 11 Economies and together with Paraguay is also a memberof the Group of Eleven (G11), whose efforts are focused towards reducing poverty. Both nations became members of the World Trade Organization in 1995.  Although there is a great potential to further strengthen the commercial, political and economic partnership between the two countries, unfortunately, the Foreign Ministry of Paraguay is looking the other way, even though Jakarta is one of the fifteen most important commercial partners of Paraguay.  The South East Asian giant in 2012 has imported over US$19.5 million, meanwhile there is a significant increase of imports in 2013, reaching over US$121.8 million worth of goods a services.  Despite of the unmatched strategic importance that exists in exploring the tremendous business opportunities that can be accomplished throughout a FREE TRADE AGREEMENT framework between Indonesia and Paraguay as well as Paraguay and THE ASEAN nations (currently the world’s largest trading group together with Japan, China and Russia).  Unfortunately Paraguay continues to drag its feet and continues to postpone these commercial opportunities of once in a lifetime.  However, these commercial agreements are considered highly beneficial and the efforts undertaken by Minister Gustavo Leite and his Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) as well as Paraguay’s Network of Investments and Exports (REDIEX) are truly admirable and certainly demonstrated a great performance, Asuncion for the first time has a visionary and a pragmatic leader as the head of its Ministry of Industry and Commerce.  At the same time, in order to fully implement Paraguay’s national agenda abroad and

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