In a rapidly shrinking world with the days passing by, the role of hardworking nations is growing more distinct. Azerbaijan of unknown age has gone through complicated stages, faced the challenges of life, withstood the test of history. It is no longer hard for us to keep up with the new world order, to adapt to it, and it will be so henceforth! At this stage of the new world order, Azerbaijan appears as an example of a more powerful and more democratic state.
The role of the diaspora is important for the successful implementation of the state’s foreign policy. While at first glance, the diaspora and foreign policy are comprehended as a single whole, in fact, where one begins, the work of the other ends. In many cases, the diaspora even becomes the driving force behind foreign policy. Foreign policy is a visible political factor, while the diaspora is more noticeable one. For this reason, the diaspora always performs a very significant role in the development of statehood, and its potential bears considerable importance.
Since the restoration of Azerbaijan’s independence, the history of diaspora politics can be divided into three periods: the period of establishment (1991-2002), the period of formation and mobility (2002-2018), and the period of productivity (2018-2021).
The Azerbaijani diaspora that came to being during these periods gradually passed a certain path, changed, expanded, and grew into an important factor in the development of our statehood. Initially, the notion of a compatriot living abroad, afterwards established organizations, emerging communities, and finally, organized coordination councils found their confirmation.
Diaspora organizations implement significant work under the auspices of the existing coordination councils, reacting more quickly and adequately to steps contrary to the interests of our country, and, finally, our diaspora effectively responds to issues directly related to the national interests of our country. It has already been proven that there is no alternative to joint and coordinated activity, and this is the main task facing the Azerbaijani diaspora today. We will achieve this completely.
Key words: new world order, diaspora, coordination, diaspora policy, foreign policy.
6th INTERNATIONAL ‘COMMUNICATION IN NEW WORLD’ CONGRESS
2-4 September 2021