Azerbaijani FM meets Vatican Prefect of Congregation for Oriental Churches

  18 September 2019    Read: 2219
 Azerbaijani FM meets Vatican Prefect of Congregation for Oriental Churches

As part of his official visit to the Holy See, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the Vatican Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, the Foreign Ministry told AzVision.az.

Referring to his visit to Azerbaijan, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri shared his pleasant impressions about the country and noting that Azerbaijan is taking important steps in terms of promoting the interreligious and intercultural dialogue he underlined that the country hosts important international gatherings in this regard. The support given by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva to preservation of world’s cultural heritage was highly appreciated.

Minister Mammadyarov speaking about the significance of developing the relations between Azerbaijan and the Holy See emphasized with pleasure the signature of Memorandum of Cooperation between Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) and Pontifical Oriental Institute in the framework of his current visit. Minister invited his counterpart to “World Religious Leaders’ 2nd Baku Summit” to be held on 14-15 November in Baku.

At the meeting the sides had an exchange over regional issues of mutual interest.


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