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Azerbaijan – Center of Tolerance exhibition opens in Paris


October 23, 2013


An event dedicated to Year of Yahya Bakuvi was organized in Paris with the initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation by UNESCO and State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations on 22 October.

An exhibition of world-famous photograph Reza Degati was organized in UNESCO headquarters in Paris on the same day with the support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Degati has visited Azerbaijan repeatedly. The exhibition showcased works reflecting religious tolerance in Baku.

Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Associations Elshad Isgandarov addressed the opening of the ceremony.

Isgandarov said Ilham Aliyev, elected by an absolute majority of the votes in the presidential election to a third term, keeps preserving the traditions of tolerance inherent in the people of Azerbaijan in the focus of attention.

He said the exhibition which marks the intercultural dialogue and religious tolerance in Azerbaijan is an example of a sustainable policy of the state in this direction.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the exhibition UN Alliance of Civilizations representative Nassir Abdel Aziz al-Nasser thanked President Ilham Aliyev for support in promoting intercultural dialogue and religious tolerance noting that peaceful co-existence of people professing different religions in an atmosphere of respect in Azerbaijan is a model for the world.


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