Jews and Muslims live together in harmony and mutual understanding in Azerbaijan - Jeyhun Bayramov -

27 November, Saturday

Jews and Muslims live together in harmony and mutual understanding in Azerbaijan - Jeyhun Bayramov

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During his visit to New York to participate in the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Coalition of American Jewish Organisations, informs the press-service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry

According to the report, during the meeting, the parties expressed satisfaction with the development of cooperation between the government of Azerbaijan and the Jewish communities of the United States, exchanged views on the prospects for future interaction.

Informing the interlocutors about the traditions of interreligious harmony, tolerance and multiculturalism existing in Azerbaijan, the minister said that Christians, Jews and representatives of other religions also live in a country with a Muslim majority of the population in conditions of mutual understanding, peace and good neighbourliness. Noting that Azerbaijan attaches importance to establishing close ties with Jewish communities around the world, Bayramov said that there are a large number of synagogues, Jewish schools and cultural centres in the republic.

Meeting participants also exchanged views on the latest situation in the South Caucasus region, the Patriotic War of Azerbaijan and its results.

The minister informed his interlocutors about the large-scale restoration and construction work carried out in the Azerbaijani territories liberated from the Armenian occupation, spoke about the deliberate destruction of infrastructure and cultural and historical monuments on the Azerbaijani lands by Armenia during the occupation, and the plundering of cultural heritage.

AJC representatives expressed gratitude for the support and concern for the Jewish community shown by the Azerbaijani government.

The meeting also exchanged views on the prospects for the development of relations between Azerbaijan and the United States.

Azeri Daily

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