Рђzerbaijan, where ethnical minorities and the local population co-exist peacefully may be a good example for many countries, for neighboring with Azerbaijan countries too, the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Harold Tanner said in a statement today during the news conference in Baku, Trend reports.
The Conference chairman who arrived in Azerbaijan within the representative delegation (about 70 people) voiced his satisfaction by the tolerance policy towards the countys ethnical population pursued by the state. В"Рђzerbaijan, as the country, has an important geo-political, geo-strategic and spiritual importance and sticks to the soft position to ethnical minorities, which may become a good example for other states, the Conference assistant chairman Malcolm Hoenlein underlined. According to him, they witnessed peaceful living together of the Jews in the country, where the major part of the population are Moslems. On the results of meetings and negotiations with the countrys leadership the delegation will prepare a report for the US State Department, he said.
Рђzerbaijan plays a key role in the fight against terrorism, he noted. The Azerbaijani and Jewish people have been suffering from terrorism during many years, Hoenlein stressed. Touching upon the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, he stated, they are for the conflict peaceful settlement and would like to achieve more progress for the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Paris talks held recently. В"We, in our turn are ready to render any assistance, he stated. Hoenline expressed also readiness to promote the complete canceling of the US Congress Amendment 907.
Hoenline reported also, he conveyed message to the Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
Their visit to Azerbaijan the delegation commenced in the morning with the attending of the Martyrs Cemetery and the Alley of Honor. In the afternoon meetings with the Jewish community representatives of Azerbaijan and attending Jewish synagogues is scheduled.
On 11 and 12 February the delegation took part in the conference where such issues as dynamics of changes in Russia, Ukraine and in Caucasus and their significance for the Jewish community, changes taking place in the post-Soviet space and living conditions of Jews.
The delegations official meetings are scheduled for 13 February. On the accomplishment of the visit the delegation will hold a news conference.