Azerbaijan example for other countries – Australian official
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 3
By Seba Aghayeva- Trend:
The delegation of the parliament of Azerbaijan lead by head of the Azerbaijan-Australia inter-parliamentary working group, MP of the country's Milli Majlis (parliament) Khanlar Fatiyev has visited the Australian War Memorial and laid a wreath at the monument to fallen soldiers.
The delegation got acquainted with the memorial.
Books and videos about the Khojaly genocide prepared by Heydar Aliyev Foundation were handed over to the library of the memorial.
On the same day, a meeting of members of the Azerbaijani delegation with Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce took place.
The importance of development of relations between Australia and Azerbaijan in the spheres of oil and gas, agriculture and other sectors of economy was stressed during the talks.
Also, the meeting with Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Federal MP of Australia Craig Laundy took place.
During the meeting, Laundy said that Azerbaijan, located in a very complex region, faces with various challenges, namely, separatism, terrorism and extremism.
He said that Azerbaijan is a secular Muslim country, adding that it is exemplary for other countries due to its policy of tolerance, stability and developed economy.
Laundy said that he was informed that the representatives of all religions and faiths are peacefully living in Azerbaijan.
Fatiyev stressed Azerbaijan's efforts in combating terrorism and separatism.
The Azerbaijani MP informed Laundy about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Fatiyev stressed that despite Azerbaijan is located in a complex region, a policy of tolerance, intercultural dialogue and multiculturalism is conducted at the state level in the country.
He added that a striking example is Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's announcing 2016 as the Year of Multiculturalism in the country.
Azerbaijani ambassador to Australia Rovshan Jamshidov and chairman of the Australia-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Friendship Group, MP Luke Simpkins also attended the meeting.