The Ambassador of Kazakhstan congratulated His Virtue Sheikh-ul-Islam on the eve of Novruz Fest.
On March 18, Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims` Board Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan Serjan Abdykarimov.
Welcoming the ambassador, the Chairman of the CMB expressed his deep satisfaction with the level of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the fraternal state of Kazakhstan in all areas, including the religious and spiritual sphere. The two parties exchanged their views on inter-religious cooperation and dialogue. Sheikh-ul-Islam A. Pashazadeh stressed importance of global initiatives of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in this field. Speaking about the global forums on interfaith and inter-civilizational dialogue and cooperation, the Chairman particularly underlined the significance of the Second Baku Summit of World Religious Leaders held in 2019. He praised Kazakhstan's high-level representation at this prestigious international event. From the other hand, His Virtue stressed the great importance of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions hosted by Kazakhstan, and pointed his consistent participation in this global forum, especially highlighting the main role of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Yelbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev in establishing of this international forum.
Emphasizing the high level of relations between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, founded by National Leader Heydar Aliyev and Yelbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, he said that they are being improved today in a best manner by His Excellency President Ilham Aliyev and His Excellency President Kasim-Jomart Tokayev. At the same time, His Virtue informed the Ambassador about excellent level of fraternal ties between Caucasian and Kazakh Muslims and his close friendship with many religious figures in Kazakhstan.
In turn, Ambassador S. Abdykarimov stressed the role of religious leaders in uniting the world community against the threats to international security, extremism and terrorism, as well as devaluation of spiritual values. He said that at such a time, the society is in great need of influential religious leaders such as Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh.
The two parties exchanged their cordial greetings on the occasion of Novruz, a common holiday for the peoples of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
CMB Press Service
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