A seminar on building trust between the civil societies of Azerbaijan and Armenia was held in Georgia.
Report informs that Azerbaijani and Armenian scientists, political experts, and representatives of think tanks took part in the discussions held with the support of the European Union.
The participants exchanged views on current Azerbaijani-Armenian relations, issues of peace and conflict after the 44-day war, as well as prospects for peace in the South Caucasus. The participants in the seminar praised the various peace initiatives currently being discussed and proposed and expressed readiness to participate in the peace process.
Several practical ideas for confidence-building were identified during the discussions, and the parties agreed to continue working on them. For this purpose, three working groups and three contact groups have been established. The focus of the working groups will be on confidence-building measures and humanitarian, cultural and educational issues, economic activity, coherence and diversity. The contact groups will deal with media, youth, women, and gender issues.
The seminar was organized by LINKS Europe. Representatives of the Office of the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia attended the event.