3 July the Valdai Discussion Club and Azerbaijan’s Center of Analysis of International Relations held the special session of the international conference “Global Energy and International Political Risks” titled "Russia-Azerbaijan Relations: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects of Mutually Beneficial Partnership". Tofiq Abbasov, Senior Advisor at the Baku International Multiculturalism Center, AZTV Political Analyst; Andey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support Valdai Discussion Club; Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Anastasia Lavrina, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Community in Azerbaijan, Presenter/Commentator, CBC TV; Sergey Markedonov, Senior Research Fellow of the Euro-Atlantic Security Center at the MGIMO University; Stanislav Pritchin, Senior Research Fellow of the Center for post-Soviet Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO); Aleksandr Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Nizami Safarov, Member of Milli Majlis, Head of the Working Group on Azerbaijani-Russian Inter-Parliamentary Relations, Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, Samir Veliev, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan took part in the session. The session was moderated
Farid Shafiyev, Chairman of the Center of Analysis of International Relations (Azerbaijan).