“Azerbaijan has always attached great importance to national and spiritual values. Our country has a very high level of religious and spiritual heritage, tolerance”, the chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board (CMO), Sheikh-ul-Islam Hajji Allahshukur Pashazadeh said, ONA reports.
He noted that national and religious tolerance in Azerbaijan is maintained at the state level.
“Ethnic and religious diversity is regarded as a national treasure of our country. This is our source of pride. Naturally, political will is important here. The basis of the relations between the state and religion, which are currently continuing and developing at a high level, was laid by the national leader of our people, Heydar Aliyev. President Ilham Aliyev is the author of the Baku process of intercultural cooperation, actively promoting the ideas of multiculturalism on a global scale”, - he stated.
The chairman of CMO noted the value of human life: “Unfortunately, there are currently situations in our world such as humanitarian disasters, massacres of people, and migration crises. The Azerbaijani people are in favor of a just settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - not by war, but by peaceful means within the framework of the norms of international law. ”