President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the country’s Orthodox Christian community on the occasion of Easter, AzVision.az reports.
“I sincerely congratulate you, the entire Christian community of Azerbaijan, on the Holy Easter and convey to you the wishes of good health, happiness and prosperity,” Ilham Aliyev said in his congratulatory letter.
“For hundreds of years, representatives of various religions and peoples have lived in Azerbaijan in peace, mutual respect and trust, which is why our country has gained fame in the modern world as an exemplary space of tolerance and one of the centres of multiculturalism", the letter reads.
"The preservation and promotion of ethnic and religious diversity and multicultural traditions is one of the priorities of our state policy. Azerbaijan’s extensive experience in this field clearly demonstrates that multiculturalism is the only way to strengthen solidarity, harmony and mutual understanding in society", President Ilham Aliyev noted.
“Easter, which is solemnly marked in Azerbaijan every year, is symbolic of peace, solidarity and feelings of benevolence and charity. On this auspicious day, I once again wish you a wonderful festive mood, and your families joy and prosperity,” President Aliyev added.
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