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Azerbaijani Model of Multiculturalism

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The US Utah State Legislature issued a proclamation (citation) recently, commending the “long-standing traditions of interfaith tolerance, inclusion and harmony in Azerbaijan,” Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles said. The proclamation signed by the Utah State Senate and House leadership was presented to Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev. In his address to the Utah State Senate, Consul General Aghayev noted that the Azerbaijani model of interfaith harmony has vividly proved the possibility for Muslims, Christians and Jews to live together in peace, dignity and mutual respect. Stressing the important contribution of Azerbaijan’s Government, the proclamation noted that “Azerbaijan has created an environment that nurtures and promotes the ancient traditions of religious tolerance, and rejects extremism and hatred. The year 2016 has been proclaimed a Year of Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan. In April 2016, Azerbaijan will host the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum.”
(Extracted from en.trend.az)