Azerbaijan declares 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism

Baku, January 11, AZERTAC

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an Executive Order, declaring 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism in the country. The move is aimed preserving, developing and promoting multiculturalism traditions.

The Order notes that located at the crossroads of different civilizations, Azerbaijan is recognized worldwide as a country which has centuries-old national and cultural traditions, and where representatives of various nations and confessions live in peace, mutual understanding and dialogue. “The establishment of the Baku International Multiculturalism Center testifies to the country`s commitment to principles of tolerance,” the President said in his Order.

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