Peter Tase: Baku International Multiculturalism Summer School is an ideal initiative that strengthens multicultural and interfaith dialogue

Baku, July 17, AZERTAC

“The 9th International Multiculturalism Summer School launched by the Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism (BICM) is a wonderful initiative that has been led and implemented by the Administration of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. This is an initiative that strengthens multicultural dialogue which brings together various cultures, ethnic groups and unites over 37 countries,” American journalist, political analyst Peter Tase has told AZERTACin an exclusive interview.



Entrevista con Dr. Eduardo Mindreau, Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales de la Universidad del Pacífico

1.  Peter Tase: ¿Cual es su opinión sobre las relaciones bilaterales comerciales entre Perú y EE.UU.?

Eduardo Mindreau: La balanza comercial a fines del 2012 fue negativa para el Perú en alrededor de US$ 1,495.5 millones. En mi opinión, esto ocurrió en parte por medidas que el gobierno estadounidense sigue ejecutando para superar la crisis financiera, como la reducción de importaciones. Sobre esto, Jürgen Schuldt, reconocido economista de nuestra casa de estudios, plantea la posibilidad de que el Perú esté ayudando a mejorar la balanza comercial de Estados Unidos por pequeña que sea su contribución. Por lo tanto, podíamos afirmar que las relaciones bilaterales no son recíprocas del todo.

2.  PT: ¿Qué impacto ha tenido la industria del turismo en la economía peruana durante los últimos 3 años?

EM: Un impacto significativo. El turismo en el Perú viene aumentando por encima del resto de países de la región lo que ha generado una mejora de nuestra economía ya que aumentaron los puestos de trabajo y el comercio interno. Sin embargo, para poder hacer sostenible este crecimiento es recomendable mejorar ciertos aspectos evidentes como una mayor infraestructura, facilidades de sanidad, mayor protección de nuestros recursos naturales y mejorar seguridad ciudadana; así como el potenciamiento de otros atractivos turísticos del país con el fin de distribuir el crecimiento.

3.  PT: ¿Cómo se pueden resumir las relaciones comerciales entre Perú y Chile, y Perú y Colombia?

EM: Nuestras relaciones con Chile y Colombia siempre han estado guiadas por la búsqueda de una integración regional que permita una mayor circulación de bienes, servicios, capitales y personas. Creo que iniciativas como la eliminación del requisito de visas para los empresarios y la creación de una bolsa de valores conjunta entre Chile, Perú y Colombia (Mercado Integrado Latinoamericano –MILA) pueden dar fe de esa intención.

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Baku International Humanitarian Forum discusses the role of media in inter-civilizational dialogue

Baku, September 30, AZERTAC

“Transforming of Journalism for the Information Age and its Role in Ensuring Inter-Civilizational Dialogue” round table has been held as part of the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum.

Organized by AZERTAC, the round table focused on the formation of alternative models of journalism in the information society, the role of modern journalism in ensuring intercultural, inter-faith and inter-civilizational dialogue, and the significance of virtual journalism and the role of social networks in the context of the challenges of modern society.

In his opening remarks, AZERTAC Director General Aslan Aslanov said: “The capital of Azerbaijan has hosted this Forum since 2011, which aims to build an authoritative international platform for world scientists and culture figures as well as acclaimed experts to discuss pressing global humanitarian challenges.” “In these two days, the capital of Azerbaijan traditionally turns into an “intellectual Davos” as it brings together many Nobel Prize winners, politicians and scientists,” he added.

Titled “The formation of alternative models of journalism in the information society”, the first panel session was moderated by First Deputy Director General of the Russian news agency TASS Mikhail Gusman. He thanked President Ilham Aliyev, the government of Azerbaijan and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for “the excellent” organization of the Forum.

Mr. Gusman highlighted the use of technologies in modern journalism, as well as favourable opportunities for media development.

Speakers included Deputy Director General of UNESCO Engida Getachew, Chief of Office of the Rector of ADA University Shafag Mehraliyeva, Managing Director of IRNA News Agency Mohammad Khodadi, founder of Globalist international affairs magazine Yusof Hashim, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Fana Broadcasting Corporate Woldu Baraki, and CEO of The Three B Limited Japan`s World Investors TV Kazuyasu Ishida.

The second panel meeting was called “The role of modern journalism in ensuring intercultural, inter-faith and inter-civilizational dialogue”. It was moderated by International Programs Assistant at Marquette University, USA, international relations expert Peter Tase. Speakers at this panel included President of Argentina`s Télam National News Agency Rodolfo Pousa, Director General of AZERTAC Aslan Aslanov, PR and Media Manager at Slovakian International Habitat for Humanity Ekaterina Bezgachina, former President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic, Associate Professor at International Journalism Department, Baku State University, Tarana Mahmudova, Head of Internet Studies Problems at the Institute of Information Technologies Rasim Mahmudov.




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“Armenian Armed Forces have caused an environmental genocide in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan”

PACE Resolution 2085 defends the rights of the Republic of Azerbaijan to be free, sovereign and live in peace and stability with its neighbors, American political expert Peter Tase told Azadinform.


“It is imperative that Azerbaijan and its Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan acquire a full territorial sovereignty from the agresor state and Government of Armenia” he said.

The expert added that we should remember that Armenia has occupied for over 20 years, the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven districts that are next to Nagorno-Karabakh region, also it has invaded and occupied over 450 square kilometers that belong to the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, which is an integral part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

“The world, including Washington DC, should become more familiar with the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which is becoming ever more dangerous to the world peace and stability”.

According to Tase Armenian Armed Forces have caused an environmental genocide in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

He underlined that Armenian Troops have destroyed more cultural and archeological sites in Nagorno-Karabakh than the Islamic State has destroyed in Syria.

The world should know about the 25 year long Blockade imposed by the Armenian Brutal Government against the Hard working people of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan.



EU turns blind eye towards pro-European aspirations of Azerbaijan – expert

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 21

By Anakhanum Khidayatova – Trend:

The EU is turning a blind eye towards the pro-European aspirations of Azerbaijan and Turkey, political analyst, expert on international relations at Marquette University (USA), Peter Tase told Trend April 21.

“The EU is also favoring Yerevan despite the fact that Armenia is a trusted satellite of Russia,” he said. “The latter is experiencing heavy economic sanctions from the West and EU countries.”

“Armenia, a member of Eurasian Economic Union (EAU), has a tarnished and underdeveloped economy,” he said. “It has a biased foreign policy which is closely coordinated with Moscow. It conducts consistent campaigns towards manipulating the Southern Caucasus history. It is also causing irreparable damage to image of Azerbaijan in the world.”

The expert said that on the other hand, Baku’s foreign policy and attitude in international affairs is as mature and sophisticated as any other country of Western Europe.

“Azerbaijan’s promotion of peaceful solution of the current obstacles that hinder national territorial integrity of the country is one of the essential values of Western moral thought and traditions,” he said.

“Meanwhile, these great principles in Azerbaijan’s foreign policy are not cherished and valued accordingly by Brussels and European Commission,” the expert said.

“While keeping this vacuum in mind, Washington, D.C. must play a more effective role in providing a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and withdraw itself from taking actions based on the manipulations and fabrications undertaken by Armenian public relations organizations,” he said.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council’s four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

Peter Tase is the author of “Simultaneous Dictionary in Five Languages, Guarani, Albanian, English, Italian, Spanish” and Author of three books on Paraguayan and Latin American Studies.