He noted that multicultural security is based on principles that promote the development of a society, which is independent of all prejudices and beliefs.
"The main one of these principles is the creation of absolute equality between different confessions and representatives of any religions. It is very important that absolute equality is established in our country for its citizens, including religious, political, social, cultural and other equality. Such an approach contributes to strengthening multicultural security, which is one of the constituent parts of our country's state policy," said Abdullah.
As the professor noted, this is the reason why Azerbaijan is seen in the region and the world as an island of stability and a guarantor of security for residents of all faiths and ethnic groups. "Caring approach to the cultural values of various ethnic groups, respect for their culture - all these things contributed to the growing image of Azerbaijan as a country committed to high ideas of multiculturalism," Abdulla concluded.
The 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue under the motto "Building dialogue into action against discrimination, inequality and violent conflict" kicked off in Baku on May 2.
The forum, which is being held on May 2-3 in Baku, hosts more than 20 events with the participation of high-ranking officials from over 105 countries and more than 35 international organizations. The event is being broadcast by the UN on its official website.
The event has been organized by the Azerbaijani government and the Ministry of Culture, and the partners are UNESCO, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the World Tourism Organization, the Council of Europe and ISESCO.
During the event, exhibitions and music programs will be organized for guests.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana Shirley Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gambia Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Culture of Montenegro Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Minister of Culture of Mali Ramatoulaye Diallo, Minister of Culture of Algeria Meriem Merdaci, Head of Organization for Culture and Islamic Relations of Iran Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkaman, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan Azamat Zhamankulov, Minister of Information and Youth Affairs of Kuwait Mohammad Aljabri, Minister of Internal Affairs of Montenegro Mevludin Nuhodzic and Minister of Education of Myanmar Myo Thein Gyi are participating in the forum.
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