Allahshukur Pashazadeh's participation at meeting of CIS Inter-religious Council clarified
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 21 /Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva/
Caucasus Muslims Clerical Office has clarified Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazadeh's participation at the meeting of the CIS Inter-religious Council, which will be held in Yerevan.
"Caucasus Muslims Clerical Office Head Sheikulislam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh is co-chair of the CIS Inter-religious Council, and his participation in all sessions of this structure is important and a priority. With respect to Pashazadeh's participation at the meeting of the Council's Presidium in Yerevan, the matter will be discussed at Sheikhulislam's regular meeting with other co-chair - the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill," the Office's spokesman Rahima Dadashova told Trend.
She said only after this, it will be known whether Pashazadeh will attend the meeting. "So far we have not given any promise about participation in this event," said Dadashova.
According to Dadashova, for centuries the Russian Orthodox Church has been a mediator in conducting meetings and contacts between leaders of the Caucasus Muslims Clerical Office and the Armenian Apostolic Church.
"The Russian Orthodox Church, continuing this tradition, believes that Sheikhulislam's participation at the event in Yerevan will contribute to inter-religious dialogue in the CIS, and that it would be appropriate in the context of the regular meeting of religious leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia," she said.
The meeting of the CIS Inter-religious Council will be held November 28 in Yerevan.