Ilham Aliyev says Azerbaijan is good example of multiculturalism

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the joint with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu press conference that the relations between Azerbaijanis and Jews have always been very good.

The President noted that Jews have lived in Azerbaijan for centuries. "It’s their home, they feel themselves at home, and they do a lot in order to strengthen our country. This was during the times of the Tsarist Russia when Azerbaijan was part of Russian Empire, this was during Soviet Union times and now for 25 years of independence relations between the people, all the people who live in Azerbaijan is a good example of multiculturalism, mutual respect, and respect for each others’ traditions, religion," Trend cited him as saying.
 
Ilham Aliyev pointed out that respect for your own religion and tradition starts with respect for traditions and religions of your neighbor. He reminded that 2016 was declared the year of multiculturalism in Azerbaijan. "Azerbaijan is recognized in the world as one of the international centers of multiculturalism. I am glad that our citizens, our former citizens – Jews who live now in Israel – keep close ties with Azerbaijan. They help us, they promote us," the president concluded.

2210 views

Read on the subject


More Azerbaijan News

Ter-Petrosyan: occupied territories must be returned to Azerbaijan

Ter-Petrosyan: occupied territories must be returned to Azerbaijan

The occupied territories around Nagorno-Karabakh should be put back under Azerbaijani control in accordance with the provisions of the document on which the parties are negotiating, the first president of Armenia Levon …

Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence

Look to Azerbaijan as a model of peaceful coexistence

The first Muslim/Jewish women’s venture of its kind

Azerbaijan ready to extend output cut deal

Azerbaijan ready to extend output cut deal

Azerbaijan is ready to make deeper cuts in oil output if OPEC agrees to extend a deal on output cuts into the second half of this year, Azerbaijan's energy ministry spokeswoman Zamina Aliyeva said. "Azerbaijan …

US interested in early settlement of Karabakh conflict

US interested in early settlement of Karabakh conflict

Washington is interested in an early settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reads the letter of the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, which was sent on …

PACE co-rapporteur for monitoring of Azerbaijan to discuss Karabakh in Yerevan

PACE co-rapporteur for monitoring of Azerbaijan to discuss Karabakh in Yerevan

Co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan, chairman of PACE Monitoring Committee's Sub-Committee for conflicts, Stefan Schennach, left Vienna for Yerevan. …

Oil factor in economies of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Oil factor in economies of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

Moody's: Kazakhstan more resilient than Azerbaijan in adjustment to lower oil prices

Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to attend CIS Interparliamentary Assembly#039s anniversary events

Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to attend CIS Interparliamentary Assembly's anniversary events

An Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation led by the speaker Ogtay Asadov is on a visit to St Petersburg to attend the 46th Plenary Session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) and …

Azerbaijan and Turkey to exchange views on international issues

Azerbaijan and Turkey to exchange views on international issues

Azerbaijan and Turkey will hold political consultations today in Ankara, a message posted on the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s website says. The political consultations will be held under leadership of Azerbaijani and Turkish deputy …

Turkish exporters to visit Azerbaijan and Georgia in early May

Turkish exporters to visit Azerbaijan and Georgia in early May

A delegation of the Turkish Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association will visit Azerbaijan and Georgia on May 2-6, the head of the association Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan said, noting that the visit, supported by Turkey’s Ministry …

Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation#039s #039Star Wars#039 routine (VIDEO)

Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation's 'Star Wars' routine (VIDEO)

Видео

Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation has published a new image video, starring the national rhythmic gymnastics group on its official YouTube channel. …

more Azerbaijan News