Baku, Azerbaijan, April 25
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The atmosphere of tolerance and philanthropy in Azerbaijan can be an example for all world countries, Israel's ambassador in Azerbaijan, Rafael Harpaz told journalists in Baku on April 25.
The ambassador said the fact that Jews have been residing in Azerbaijan for a long time can be an example of such tolerance.
Harpaz stressed that work is currently underway to expand bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Israel.
"Azerbaijan and Israel have strong and good ties in many areas," Harpaz added.
The ambassador also said the fact that the memory of Albert Aragunov, an Azerbaijani national hero of Jewish ancestry, is honoured in Azerbaijan at a high level, says a lot.
The diplomat also underscored that many Jews who left Azerbaijan still retain their ties with the country.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.I.
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