Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct 13 /Trend/
Azerbaijani Ambassador to U.S. Elin Suleymanov met with members of the management representatives of Houston American Jewish Congress (AJC) during a visit to Texas, the embassy said on Saturday.
During the meeting, Suleymanov spoke about bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Israel. The diplomat noted that Azerbaijan meets 40 percent of Israel's energy needs, and that it pays special attention to the security of the Israeli Embassy, along with the embassies of other countries.
Suleymanov also noted that Jewish community, historically, residing in Azerbaijan, is actively involved in all areas of public life, and stressed that, according to the religious books of Muslims and Jews, these confessions are close to each other and share common values.
The Ambassador said that Azerbaijan is called "a model of tolerance" and said that the authorities are paying special attention to the promotion of the ethnic and religious diversity.
AJC representatives expressed their gratitude to the Azerbaijani government for a firm stand against all forms of terrorism and radicalism. They noted the need to educate the American public about the image of Azerbaijan as a model area of intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
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