A conference dedicated to the “Year of Islamic Solidarity” and a presentation of the new issue of the “Multiculturalism” magazine was held in Ismayilli


In connection with the announcement of the Year of Islamic Solidarity in Azerbaijan on June 2, with the joint organizational support of the Baku International Multiculturalism Center (BIMC), the Knowledge Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and with the support of the Executive Power of Ismayilli region in the Haydar Aliyev Center, practical conference on the theme “Year of Islamic solidarity as a logical continuation of the Year of multiculturalism” and the presentation of the new issue of the “Multiculturalism” magazine.

Opening the conference, Deputy Head of the Executive Power of the district, Head of the Department for Social, Political and Humanitarian Affairs Sevil Akhmedova greeted the guests and participants of the conference on behalf of the leadership and recalled that Ismayilli is a place where the values of multiculturalism and tolerance are of particular importance. It was noted that the region is home to about eight small peoples and ethnic groups who have successfully developed their own customs and traditions and national culture.

Head of the Analytical Department of the Baku International Multiculturalism Center, moderator Rashad Ilyasov, continuing the conference, spoke about the activities of the BIMC, the teaching of the subject “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism” in universities of 20 foreign countries, stressed that the Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism is a model for the whole world.

Participants listened with great interest to the reports and speeches of the head of the Knowledge sector of the Knowledge Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Haji Narimanoglu, the head of the Scientific and Educational Center “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism” under the Baku Engineering University, Professor Habib Zarbaliyev, the editor-in-chief of Multiculturalism Fahri Ugurlu, the head of Alban-Udin community Robert Mobili, a teacher of the Azerbaijan Economic University Leila Nazirzade, teacher of Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University Ragif Mustafayev and others.

After a lunch break in Ismayilli Knowledge House and BIMC region branch, a meeting with the head of the Executive Power of Ismayilli district, professor, honored worker of science Mirdamed Sadigov. M.Sadigov informed the guests about the results of socio-economic projects carried out in the area, he stressed the need for closer links, gave recommendations on the expansion of activities of the local Knowledge House.

Speaking veteran of the state service Valeh Salehov, chairman of the religious community Rashid Mammadov, akhund of “Muhammediya” mosque Elnur Yusifov expressed gratitude to the district leadership and the organizers of the conference for organizing the event in the Ismayilli region.

At the end of the event, the deputy head of the district executive power S.Akhmedova was presented with a new issue of the magazine “Multiculturalism” and the newly published book “Art and Literary Origins of Azerbaijani Multiculturalism”.

Guests in the foyer of the Haydar Aliyev Center listened to the song “Azerbaijan” and made a trip to Ivanovka villaged.

Information support sector of the Knowledge Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Tarix: 02.06.2017

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