Heydar Aliyev Foundation President meets Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia
On Nov.6, Azerbaijan's first lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva met Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, AzerTaj state news agency reported.
Mehriban Aliyeva informed the Catholicos-Patriarch about the foundation`s activities.
She said the foundation plans to implement several projects in Georgia, which, she added, would include building new educational institutions among others.
"The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been closely involved in reconstruction of temples across the world as part of its "Azerbaijan - home to tolerance" project. These activities included a complete overhaul of a mosque in Georgia which was inaugurated earlier this year."
Mehriban Aliyeva also praised the level of tolerance in Azerbaijan, describing the country as "an exemplary" in this respect.
"For centuries peoples of different religions have lived here in friendship. We in Azerbaijan do not differ people for their religion, language, nationality or race. This is how the people and the government of Azerbaijan treat other religions and peoples."
Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II said he was aware of the projects implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. He praised the foundation`s activities in Georgia.
The Georgian Catholicos-Patriarch presented Mehriban Aliyeva with a keepsake.