NATO Partnership Conference: “Emerging Security Challenges”

954625_492921184094551_467395801_nOn 22th – 23rd of May Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy within the co-operation of Romanian Embassy in Azerbaijan and Caspian Center for Energy and Enviroment held an international conference entitled : “NATO Partnership Conference: Emerging Security Challenges: Enhancing Energy Security in the XXI century”

Conference hosted some interesting guests, speakers and different state officials. First speaker, Rector of Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, H.E. Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev welcomed all guests and participants.

First speaker was H.E Ambassador Daniel Christian Cobianu (ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan), Mr.Cobianu expressed his deeply gratitude for organizing such kind of event.

Next speaker was H.E Ambassador Richard Morningstar (ambassador of the US to Azerbaijan), who was talking about the energy influency of Azerbaijan and it is impacts on world energy market. 

Mr. Elnur Soltanov, member of Staff of Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, director of CCEE told about priorities of structure and it is main purposes in co-operation with foreign institutions. 

Mr.Parviz Babayev, head of SOCAR’s Investor Relations Department, told about SOCAR policy and priorities, including the information about partnerships of oil consortium with energy giants all around the world. Specially, was interesting infromation about Shahdeniz Gas field

Mrs.Berris Ekinci, Deputy Director General for Energy, Water and Enviroment in Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mrs. Ekinci made a speech on Azerbaijani – Turkey energy relations, TANAP’s meaning in life of the Caucasus and Europe regions. 

Mr.David Koranyi, is the Deuputy Director of the Dinu Parrtriciu Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is former chief advisor on national security of Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary. 

Mr.Nikoloz Vashakidze, is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Mr.Vashakidze made a speech about currently geopolitical situation in the South Caucasus. 

Dr.Taleh Ziyadov, is a professor at Cambridge University and the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

Mr.Tim Pippard, is the Director of Intelligence, Risk and Security Consulting at IHS based in Washington DC

Mr.Akif Aliyev, is a member of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of National Security

Mr.Suleyman Anıl, is the Head of Cyber Defence for NATO’s Emerging Seucurity Challenges Division (ESCD)

Mr.Bakhtiyar Mammadov, is the Head of the Legal Department for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies Republic of Azerbaijan. 

Mr.Frank Umbach, is the Associate Direcotr of the European Center for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS)

H.E Ambassador Khazar Ibrahim, is the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to NATO

Colonel Romualdas Petkevicius, is the Director of NATO’s Energy Security Center of Excellence

General Farhad Tagizadeh, is the Deputy Head of State Borders Services of Republic of Azerbaijan