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Events 12 May 2023


The first international conference on proxy wars was organized

Within the framework of the 100th anniversary events of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, the Baku Security Forum on “Joint combat against the destructive activity of proxy networks" was held under the organization of the State Security Service (SSS), where representatives of the security and intelligence agencies of more than 20 foreign countries were represented.

The Chief of the State Security Service, Colonel-General Ali Naghiyev, who declared the event open with his introductory speech, warmly welcomed the guests and voiced the address of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev to the conference participants.

Colonel-General Ali Naghiyev highlighted that proxy wars as a new-generation war method that excludes the use of direct military force, are means of penetrating or influencing the security of countries, and that the activity of proxy networks is of a provocative nature aimed at disrupting the stability of the states by some terrorist groups, radical-extremist and separatist forces committing terrorist acts and other criminal actions that can cause fear and panic among the population, creating feelings of hatred and enmity among people, manifasting in cybercrime and other forms.

General-Colonel Ali Naghiyev, who emphasized the importance of combining the efforts of countries in the fight against the threats caused by the disruptive activities of proxy groups, expressed his belief that the Baku Security Forum will be a successful start for this, and that the discussions to be held within the conference and the proposals to be made here will create a favorable basis for the effective organization of joint cooperation.

After that, a video about proxy networks was demonstrated, then the leaders of the foreign delegations gave extensive reports on the subject and the speeches about the negative manifestations within the international security system. They talked about the importance of the event dedicated to the destructive activity of proxy networks, which is one of the current problems of the modern era, and expressed their confidence that the event held for the first time on this topic and will make an important contribution to the development of interstate relations in the field of security.

At the end, the initial version of the Declaration, reflecting the position of all the participants of the international conference, was presented to the partner countries for opinions and suggestions and a decision was made to continue holding such forums in future as a sign of respect to the dearest memory of the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev, the honorable and eternal head of the security agencies of Azerbaijan, who devoted most of his meaningful life to the service of these agencies.