Baku, November 27, AZERTAC
Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with renowned US religious figures - Rabbi Abraham Cooper and representative of the evangelical community Johnnie Moore.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper noted that he was received by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and expressed his satisfaction over visiting Azerbaijan again.
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov noted that peaceful coexistence of various religious communities, including the Jewish community historically in Azerbaijan is a clear example that the country attaches particular importance to the tolerance and preservation of inter-religious relations. Stressing the importance attached to the development of bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation with the international community, he emphasized that tolerance and multiculturalism in Azerbaijan has become a state policy. The FM added that Azerbaijan hosted numerous international events on inter-civilizational dialogue and tolerance.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper noting the great achievements of Azerbaijan in the field of multiculturalism, expressed his appreciation for the respect for religious and spiritual values, intercultural dialogue, as well as tolerance traditions in the country. He noted that Azerbaijan is a bright example in terms of tolerance and multiculturalism to the entire world.
They also discussed inter-religious relations, global and regional issues.