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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 21
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam.
President Aliyev said relations between Azerbaijan and Egypt are developing successfully. Noting the importance of the "2017- Year of Islamic Solidarity: Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue" international conference, the president hailed Egypt's high-level representation in the event.
President Aliyev described the conference as an outstanding contribution to strengthening Islamic solidarity. The president said it is important that religious leaders come together, describing large delegations' participation in the Baku conference as a demonstration of Islamic solidarity.
Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Ibrahim Allam said he was deeply impressed by ongoing development processes in Azerbaijan, adding that this was possible thanks to wide policy of the country's president.
Underlining the significance of the "2017- Year of Islamic Solidarity: Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue" international conference, Shawki Ibrahim Allam said the event contributes to bringing different religions and civilizations closer to each other.