Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 30
By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
Constructive partnership between Azerbaijan, US and Israel has a big significance, President of the American Jewish Committee John Shapiro said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
Shapiro reminded that the Israeli delegation, which is currently in Baku, met with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
“The conversation has been very open, and we believe we have a very good and positive understanding of the challenges faced by Azerbaijan and importance for the country to have a constructive relationship both with US and Israel,” he said.
Shapiro noted that it is very important that Azerbaijan as a Muslim state is secular and can be friends with Israel.
“It is an example of how Jewish state and a country of Islamic culture can work together and have a constructive partnership.”
He added that the delegation met with the Jewish community in Azerbaijan and saw they are very happy and feel very comfortable living in the country.
“From our perspective, it is very positive,” Shapiro said.