Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Agayeva / It is pleasant to see Islam developing in Azerbaijan, the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Golamali Haddad Adel said at the meeting with the chair of the Caucasus Muslims' Clerical Port Sheik-ul-Islam haji Allahshukur Pasha-zadeh on 23 November.
" Azerbaijan pays great attention to development and strengthening of Islam as the main religion in the country," he said. According to the Speaker, Azerbaijan and Iran have common historical roots. The relations between the two countries are at a good level and will further develop.
"In Soviet time there were only 18 mosques in Azerbaijan, but today you can see them in every village. Iran always supported Azerbaijan in the most difficult time and we believe that it will ever last, Sheik-ul-Islam said.
The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament arrived in Azerbaijan in the morning of 23 November and met with the President Ilham Aliyev. He is expected to hold meetings at the Parliament, the Government and to visit Ganja.