2019-09-18
Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the Vatican Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches

During his official visit to the Holy See Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the Vatican Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri.

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 Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva to preservation of world’s cultural heritage was highly appreciated.

Minister Elmar 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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