British Ambassador Speaks at Khazar about The Commonwealth and ‘Brexit’
On April 8, 2016, the
Department of Political Science and International Relations of Khazar
University hosted the British ambassador to Azerbaijan, H.E. Irfan Siddiq. His
speech was mainly dedicated to the Commonwealth of Nations and the discussion
of the main principles upon which this intergovernmental organization operates.
Mr. Siddiq provided a general overview of the institutions that function within
these organizations, including the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth
Foundation, and elaborated on the purposes and decision-making functions of the
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. He then moved on to speak about the
British participation in the EU and the upcoming referendum on European Union
membership of Britain. The Ambassador also spoke about the main pro and con
arguments with regards to the UK's possible withdrawal from the European Union.
He wrapped up his speech by mentioning some of the achievements he has made for
the progress of the British-Azerbaijani relationship during his term as
visiting Khazar, H.E. Irfan Siddiq also met with Dr. Hasan Niknafs, President
of the University.