The 25th Eurasian Economic Summit, organised by the Marmara Group Strategic and Social Studies Foundation, has kicked off in Istanbul.
The event was attended by heads of state and government, economists, scientists, businessmen and artists, political and public figures, heads of think tanks of various levels, as well as representatives of international and regional organisations from dozens of countries, Ednews reports.
Bilateral and panel discussions were held around many important topics, such as "Energy and Energy Policy", "Migration Problems and the Post-Pandemic Economy", "Climate Change and Food Security", "Risks Faced by the Global Economy", "Pandemic and the Threats of the Russian-Ukrainian War to Peace" and "Towards a Digital World".
Among the Azerbaijani delegation, Allahshukur Pashazade, Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims' Board (CMB), Samir Valiyev, the Deputy Minister of Energy, and Elshan Rahman, the Executive Director of the Alat Free Economic Zone, represented Azerbaijan at the Summit.
Besides that, this year’s summit, under the theme of "Build Back Better," focused on the post-pandemic era and the major impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the world, while addressing issues, such as new energy economy, global partnership, digitalisation, a greener planet, dialogue among cities, food and commodity crisis, hunger, poverty, climate change, involuntary migration, and others. It was attended by hundreds of distinguished guests from over 40 countries, including heads of state and government, ambassadors, ministers, mayors, and leaders from all walks of life.
Speaking at the event, David Chikvaidze, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) as Chef de Cabinet, thanked to the Marmara Group Strategic and Social Studies Foundation for addressing all urgent problems at the meeting.
“The Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation is enjoying the UN ECOSOC observer status. It is a great privilege for the foundation to help to solve some big issues that been topic of discussion”.
The UN official also mentioned to the importance of the gathering for the issue of energy.
“A key issue in boosting development is need for the future of humankind. Our world today is facing a multiple problems. The UN secretary general Antonio Guterresh highlighted some issues with the global energy crisis as well asking to recognize every requirement and tasks. Fuel and energy are in dead-end primarily and economically. War in Ukraine affecting energy crisis is yet another wake-up call.” said D.Chikvaidze.