Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims’ Board received the Israeli Ambassador

On February 10, Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims’ Board, His Virtue Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade received Mr. George Deek, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Welcoming the Ambassador, Sheikh-ul-Islam A. Pashazadeh proudly stressed the great role of the state policy and the efforts and activities of the Country's Leader in ensuring and maintaining the high level of interfaith and inter-sivilizational atmosphere in Azerbaijan. Sheikh-ul-Islam A. Pashazadeh about the examples of patriotism of Azerbaijani Jews, along with Muslims and Christians, and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with all Azerbaijani citizens for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan in the 44-day war. His Virtue stressed the appreciation of the Azerbaijani state and its people of Israel's political and moral support.
Expressing his blessings to the new Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan and wishing him success in his future activities, A. Pashazadeh marked the significance of good inter-religious relations and mutual respect for our peoples, states and region.
The Ambassador of Israel, Mr. George Deek, thanked Sheikh-ul-Islam A. Pashazadeh and stressed that it is a privilege for him to be an Arab Christian Ambassador of the Jewish state in the Muslim-major country of Azerbaijan. Highly appreciating the remarkable and valuable activity of the religious leader of Azerbaijan Sheikh-ul-Islam A. Pashazadeh for more than 40 years, the Ambassador expressed satisfaction with the meetings with the chairman of the CMB, as well as leaders of Christian and Jewish religious communities in our country.
Emphasizing the importance of further developing economic and political ties between the state of Israel and the Republic of Azerbaijan, and expanding tourism opportunities along with the oil sector, the Ambassador invited Azerbaijani religious leaders to Israel intending  to organize inter-religious events.
Melih Yevdayev,  Head of the community of Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan,  highlighted the valuable activities of the Israeli Ambassador during his short tenure. He said that Ambassador Deek visited a synagogue in Baku in the early days of the Patriotic War in Azerbaijan, where he, along with members of the religious community, appealed to Jews around the world to support the just struggle of Azerbaijan.
Alexander Ishein, Archbishop of the Baku and Azerbaijan Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church also attended the meeting.

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