Azerbaijani Foreign Minister meets leaders of religious communities in United States

Baku, May 27, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met the leaders of religious communities of US, as part of his visit to New York.

Mr. Mammadyarov spoke of tolerant and multicultural environment in Azerbaijan, stressing that, from ancient times the representatives of various faiths lived in peace and tranquility in the country. The minister also highlighted global inter-religious and intercultural dialogue forums held in Azerbaijan, saying that, Baku hosted the VII Global Forum on UN Alliance of Civilizations.

Then, Elmar Mammadyarov held meetings with the members of American Jewish Organization, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The meetings hailed the development of high-level relations between Azerbaijan and American Jewish organizations.

The minister also emphasized that, Azerbaijani government pays special attention to the promotion of tolerance and multiculturalism, recalling that 2016 has been declared the "Year of Multiculturalism", while 2017 the 'Year of the Islamic Solidarity'.

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