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Fifth forum

Appeal of participants of the 5th  Baltic-Black Sea Forum

“Through dialogue to trust and peace”

We, the participants of the 5th Baltic-Black Sea Forum, gathered for a dialogue on the topic: Solidarity peacemaking: Greater Europe and Asia. Experience and Prospects.

Taking into account the growth of global challenges and regional threats as a result of a deep systemic crisis at the turn of the XX – XXI centuries, we note the urgent need for new methods of dialogue and trust, values of mutual respect and agreement and consensus.

The participants of the Forum stated the deepening crisis of regional and global security. The world community has not yet found convincing answers to the challenges of revanchism, expansionism, contempt of the norms of international law and aggressive attempts to establish the “right of the strong” in relations between peoples and states.

The current state of the world order demonstrates  the insufficiency and ineffectiveness of the basic security mechanisms in the world and Europe, provided, in particular, by the UN Charter and the program documents of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

We are convinced that by combining efforts, the peoples of the Baltic-Black Sea area, Korea as a whole the peoples of Greater Europe and Asia, are capable of developing in modern conditions a new methodology and practice of historical and cultural assessment of the past, moral  and effective transformation of the present as well as creating a dignified future. The dialogue was based on a definition “Solidarity peacemaking.”

Solidarity peacemaking is based on the values of humanism, spirituality, freedom, human and national dignity, wise practical policy and forms the fundamental basis of our identity, encourages us to actively search for forms of methods and ways to strengthen the new world order in Europe, Asia and the Global World.

For us today, this is an inspiring unifying value, which in its deep essence means an organic  relationship with the joint responsibility of Solidarity mutual respect, and finally, peacemaking.

All our actions and statements require a continuous creativity, creating new ideas, new values and new consensus practices.

The indispensable role in this process of joint peacekeeping belongs to science, education and culture, which are the fundamental basis and strategic resource of solidarity security and the whole  global world.

We recognize  that an essential component of our common cultural and historical peacemaking experience is a respect for the national identity and state sovereignty of our peoples, which must be shown in the implementation of any integration projects and strategies, planning and organizing joint actions, as well as in the context of representing the interests of the region.

We are initiating the Global Dialogue of Universities  platform, which, taking into account the cooperation of the universities of Greater Europe and Asia, will create an educational, moral and spiritual space that will directly formulate a qualitatively new attitude to the history and future.

For long-term goals and urgent tasks, our Center and the forums held under its auspices become the generator of new values and meanings that are formed on the basis of the culture of memory as a dialogue of history and modernity, the truth and truth of reason and conscience as the fundamental principle of trusting each other European nations creative interaction in the name of a decent future.

We define our mission today as a duty and duty to form a new global creative strategy, which is possible only on the basis of conscientious understanding and understanding of our shared centuries-old history and maintaining lasting responsibility for our worthy new European and global future. The goal of our Forum is to cultivate a dialogue of ideas and people, generations and worldviews, peoples and nations, cultures and civilizations

Gennady Burbulis, State Secretary of the RSFSR (1991–1992)

Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania (1996-2000)

Leonid Kravchuk, President of Ukraine (1991–1994)

Petru Lucinschi, President of Moldova (1996–2001)

Stanislav Shushkevich, Head of the Supreme Council of Belarus (1991–1994)

Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005–2010)