The delegation included MPs, heads of institutes of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and religious figures.
Addressing the event, Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade extended greetings of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to the event participants.
Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade described tolerance and multiculturalism as an integral part of the state policy in Azerbaijan.
Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, chair of the bilateral commission Ilyas Umakhanov then read out chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko's message to the event participants.
The event then featured a video address by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
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