Michael Link: ‘The relations between various religions in Azerbaijan can be an example for other countries’

Baku, October 13, AZERTAC

Vice-chairperson of Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis), the head of Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Bahar Muradova met the OSCE director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Michael Link who is on a visit in the country.

Noting that in several days the 25th anniversary of regaining of the state independence of Azerbaijan will be celebrated, Bahar Muradova said that the visit to Azerbaijan on the eve of so significant event of representatives of the friendly states and international organizations are of very great importance.

Bahar Muradova also highlighted the results of the referendum held in the country last month, noted that on the referendum the Azerbaijani people told “yes” to the important changes offered in the Constitution. Thus, Azerbaijan as an independent country, entered a new stage. The international organizations which participated in the referendum as observers also confirmed that voting took place in democratic and transparent conditions.

The vice-chairperson of Milli Majlis noted the importance of the efforts for prevention of the cataclysms taking place in the world and emphasized that experience of Azerbaijan in this sphere, coexistence throughout the millennia of the representatives of various religions, cultures and ethnic groups in peace and brotherly conditions is a good example. “Multiculturalism is the life-style of the people in Azerbaijan”, she stressed.

Having noted that Azerbaijan became the venue of important international actions, Michael Link said that he participated in the V Baku International Humanitarian Forum, emphasized the importance of this action.

Michael Link underlined wide experience of Azerbaijan in the sphere of interreligious dialogue, noted that the relations between various religions can be an example for other countries.

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