Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 4 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The Caucasus Muslims Office appreciates the religious policy in Azerbaijan.
"The world community, international organizations, and various religious centers recognize the peace-loving traditions of our country thanks to the wise religious policy and consistent efforts to develop interreligious dialogue in Azerbaijan. A model of Azerbaijani tolerance can be a valuable example for other countries," Salman Musayev, the deputy head of the Caucasus Muslims Organization, said at a round-table meeting on interfaith harmony in building civil society.
He said that religious tolerance, interfaith cooperation and dialogue are the key to a happy future for the country.
"Religion and interfaith relations must not sow discord among people and nations. They are designed to serve the mutual understanding and cooperation," he said.
According to the resolution adopted at the U.N. General Assembly session on Oct. 20, the first week of February each year is declared the World Week of Interfaith Harmony.