Tase:”The example of Azerbaijani multicultural tradition is the only way that ensures peace in the world”

The example of Azerbaijan and its multicultural tradition and heritage is the only way that ensures economic growth, religious coexistence, peace and stability over the world-US expert

The reporter of Eurasia Diary interviewed Peter Tase, political analyst and expert on international relations at Marquette University.

Eurasia Diary: What is your opinion regarding multiculturalism and religious tolerance in Azerbaijan?

Peter Tase: While visiting the region of Oghuz, region of Ismailli and the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, it is evident that the Republic of Azerbaijan is a unique country where multiculturalism, interreligious dialogue, multifaceted tolerance, peaceful coexistence among religions and very effective government administration are the principal elements of the social fabric in this nation.  On May 9-12, 2017, under the leadership of Academician Prof. Dr. Kamal Abdullayev (Chairman of the Board of Baku International Multiculturalism Centre), the most important writer and philologist in contemporary Azerbaijan and professor Klaus Wolf from Augsburg University in Germany organized an international conference dedicated to Azerbaijani multiculturalism in Augsburg University, Germany. On this occasion, I was honored to join a group of international friends of Azerbaijan and distinguished scholars to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Azerbaijan’s National Leader, Heydar Aliyev; and to discuss the admirable values of multiculturalism among the people of Azerbaijan.

This conference was made possible thanks to the leadership and support of the President of Azerbaijan, H. E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev. Moreover, we had the opportunity to visit one of the largest synagogues in Germany and in Europe, that was built in 1914-1917, a magnificent religious monument that had survived World War II and was not destroyed by the Government of Adolf Hitler.  The treasures of multiculturalism in Azerbaijan are an example that should be followed by other nations of the world. We are conscious that building artificial walls, setting up barriers to the free flow of goods and human capital; mishandling of more than two million migrants and refugees that have crossed into Europe during the last two years will further escalate the division of visions, ideas and policies that are currently taking place in the European Union over the administration and the implementation of migration, asylum procedure and in the strategy of border security. The example of Azerbaijan and its multicultural tradition and heritage is the only way that ensures economic growth, religious coexistence and peace and stability over the world.

Eurasia Diary: How can you estimate the role of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the intercultural and inter-religious dialogue?

Peter Tase: The Republic of Azerbaijan has advocated for a more effective dialogue among religions and ethnic groups at the global stage including its effective participation and vital support to many forums, international organizations and multilateral discussions.  The restoration of cultural monuments such as the Gülüstan Monument in Julfa Region of Nakhchivan, the maintenance project of the Momine Khatun Mausoleum and of Noah’s mausoleum, are remarkable accomplishments of the government of Azerbaijan and of the government of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan. Moreover, the restoration initiatives that are taking place in the villages of Lahij located in the region of Ismailli and Nij, a town located about forty kilometers to the south-west of Qabala. Regions are a true testimony of the impressive priority that the government of Azerbaijan has allocated towards the preservation of multicultural values, treasures and monuments that are inherited, for many centuries, in the sovereign territory of Azerbaijan.

Eurasia Diary: How can you assess relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNESCO in cultural, educational and scientific fields?

Peter Tase: UNESCO will have a new Director General by the end of November 2017. Currently there are nine candidates from different countries that aspire to lead UNESCO during the next four years. Among them is the official candidate, nominated by the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ambassador Polad Bülbüloglu. As the next Director General of UNESCO, I strongly believe that Ambassador Bülbüloglu will further work to stop violent extremism, promote interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding.  Above all, Ambassador Bülbüloglu will be an instrumental force towards the protection of cultural heritage and strengthen education policies in the Landlocked Developing Countries. These areas are key factors towards the implementation of sustainable development goals.

Moreover, UNESCO’s incumbent leadership must undertake a visit to the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, to visit over a dozen historical sites that deserve to be included in the World Heritage List.  I am confident that Ambassador Bülbüloglu will have a genuine propensity towards the preservation of multiculturalism across many nations and will strive to preserve peace, increase the levels of education and literacy.

Eurasia Diary: How do you think, is secularism in Azerbaijan a suitable model to some Muslim countries?




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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Sabahudin Hadzialic, distinguished writer of the Balkans


In early January, 2014, I had a memorable conversation with Sabahudin Hadzialic, a distinguished writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Editor in Chief of Diogen: prokultur, a magazine published in Sarajevo. Hadzialic is a distinguished professor at the International University of Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovia.
Hadzialic shared some of his thoughts on literature, ethnic divide, cultural understanding, poetry as well as global initiatives.
For Hadzialic. today’s literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina faces many challenges, one of them is related to the quality of writting: “It is not difficult to write. It is difficult to know how to write…and everybody can write a poetry but only few can write a poem.”  Additionally, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is difficult to find a global artist and writer.
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26 DE ENERO DE 2015 19:17

                BLASO   Paraguay oaprovecha potencial agropecuario, kóva producción de soja, oguahëvo umi acuerdo comercial umi tetã sur continente asiático, omoañete Peter Tase, fundador Foro Económico del Paraguay.

Para Tase,gobierno omyesakã posibilidad ombojojaúvo vínculo comercial umi tetã sur Asia gotyo, ha’eháicha Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapur ha Filipinas, ojapóva hikuái  masiva importación de alimentos, especialmente soja. “Tembi’u soja ho’úva hikuái,  soja paraguaya oreko peteî porcentaje ijyvatevéva Brasil ha Argentina-gui”, he’i investigador,  entrevista jave ko ore redacción-me.

Ko’ágã relaciones diplomáticas ha comercial oiméva tetãme avei Asia omboguejy, ndojeaprovechái potencial nacional. Upéicha oikotevë okjoajúvo República Popular de China, potencia mundo-pe.

Omoñaete ombojoajúvo Paraguay  tetã Asia ombohapéva intercambio tecnología industria minera ha energía renovable, ambue mba’e apytépe tetãme.


Tase omotenonde tetãme oïva expuesta tercera edición Foro Económico del Paraguay (Paraguay Economic Forum – PEF), ojapóva 27 de marzo oúva Alverno College, tavaguasu Milwaukee, Estados Unidos.

Omyesakã tembiapo omokyre’ÿva crecimiento económico Paraguáipe;  joaju comercial ojoajúva Paraguay ha Estados Unidos; omombarete cultura, historia, diversidad lingüística, omopyenda umi proyecto sostenible agropecuario ha ganadero orekóva recursos internacional ha oipytyvõ umi empresa paraguaya ha EE.UU.

Fundador foro-pegua he’i  ko evento anual oiméha  umi empresario sector privado  Estados Unidos-gua. Oipepirüma canciller nacional Eladio Loizaga ha ministro de Industria y Comercio, Gustavo Leite, he’i oïtaha hikuái.

Umi organizador foro-pegua, avei Tase, oime Carol Vollmer Pope, ikatupyrýva Negocio Internacional-pe “Alverno College”; Sebastián Brizuela, Revista Logística Paraguay SRL; Dr. Blas Oddone, presidente Asociación Ecodesarrollo, ha evento oiméva moderado por Sue Dabaco, máster administración de negocios-pe.

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