Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the Australian parliamentary delegation paying a visit to Azerbaijan.
At the meeting the sides highlighted the importance of the public diplomacy in the further development of bilateral relations and noted the cooperation opportunities in different fields. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov expressed his confidence that this visit will promote the development of the relations between Azerbaijan and Australia.
Touching upon the current processes happening in the region, Elmar Mammadyarov gave a brief information about the negotiation process towards the resolution of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and underlined the importance of the settlement of conflict in accordance with the norms and principles of international law, particularly respecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of countries, as well as its internationally recognized borders.
At the meeting the sides also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United" (http://johnbrownnotesandessays.blogspot.com/2017/03/notes-and-references-for-discussion-e.html). Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."