Azerbaijani diplomat speaks with Los Angeles Jewish community
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 24 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Consul General Elin Suleymanov delivered a lecture during the weekly service at the Temple Judea Synagogue upon the invitation of a Los Angeles Jewish community, the Azerbaijani Consulate General in the U.S. reported.
The diplomat spoke about traditions of tolerance in Azerbaijani society and the long history of the Jewish community in the country, which became in 1918 the first in the Muslim world. He noted President Ilham Aliyev's commitment to principles of religious freedom and equality for all citizens, as well as First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva's contribution to intercultural dialogue.
Suleymanov spoke about the negative impact of stereotypes and double standards in international relations, highlighting Azerbaijan as an example, and the unacceptability of cliches
"Among Azerbaijan's defenders, who gave their lives for their homeland, were representatives of all peoples, including the Jewish community," said the consul.
According to the official, the Israeli-Azerbaijani partnership is a model for the world community due to the people's mutual understanding and peaceful mode of resolving conflicts.
In conclusion, expressing gratitude to the synagogue's rabbi Dan Moskowitz for the opportunity to speak to the community, the Azerbaijani representative recalled the common morality and roots of the world's monotheistic religions united by belief in the one God.