Khazar University hosts panel discussions on “Hidden dimension of Asia-Pacific”

Baku, December 2, AZERTAC
The Institute of Asia-Pacific and African Studies (IAPAS) of the Khazar University has arranged a high-profile event of international significance. The three Azerbaijan-based high-level representatives of the members of the Pacific Alliance were invited for a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Hidden’ dimension of the Asia-Pacific”.
In his opening remarks, founder of Khazar University, Professor Hamlet Isakhanli, in the context of the IAPAS’ establishment, underlined the importance of this new area of studies and research, saying it will help Azerbaijan in the process of developing effective relations with new partners all over the world. Professor Isakhanli also highlighted the significance of the IAPAS-linked field of studies for the development of Khazar University in many years to come.
Prior to the discussions, the event’s moderator Vlad Vernygora offered a brief introduction on the contexts, specifying particular roles of the Pacific Alliance and its members for the whole Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The panel speakers, which included Ambassador of the United Mexican States to Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia Luis Antonio Dimaté, and Charge d’Affaires of the Republic of Chile to Azerbaijan Fidel Coloma delivered their presentations regarding the geo-strategic value of the Pacific Alliance, as well as the trading bloc’s existing and prospective cooperation with Azerbaijan. In a comprehensive way, they touched upon structural and organizational distinguishing features of the framework, emphasizing its uniqueness for both Latin America and the Pacific area.
Organized in the form of the IAPAS high-level colloquium, the event was attended by more than 50 people, including representatives from Milli Majlis, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education who work in the fields of internationalization (in general) and cooperation with the countries in focus. The colloquium became the first of its kind in the Azerbaijan-bound broader region’s academia when México, Chile, and Colombia were discussed in the context of their ‘Pacific dimension’.

Science and education 2021-12-02 13:45:00