Baku, May 23, AZERTAC
“We showed progressiveness of Islam at the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. We showed that Islam is a religion of science, culture, peace, and mercy. We showed off talented Azerbaijanis at the Opening Ceremony. We showed off Azerbaijan’s rich, ancient history and culture to the Islamic and the whole world,” said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a meeting with the Azerbaijani athletes, who won the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, their coaches, and representatives of Azerbaijan`s sports community.
“At the same time, the Closing Ceremony showed Azerbaijan as a progressive, modern country. So, this unique mix today makes Azerbaijan an irreplaceable country at a global level. We are loyal to our national, religious values. We preserve them and will preserve them.”
The head of state added: “We are open to the world, we are modern, and we are developing. These key factors characterize the modern Azerbaijani state today. We are building a modern state on deep national and cultural roots.”
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