(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 22. Azerbaijani
President Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the Jewish community of
Azerbaijan on Rosh Hashanah holiday, Trend reports.
'Dear fellow compatriots!
I sincerely congratulate you, the Jewish community of
Azerbaijan, on the occasion of your New Year holiday, Rosh
Hashanah, and convey my heartfelt wishes to all of you.
The Jewish community of Azerbaijan, a country where there is an
atmosphere of mutual respect and trust between different peoples
and religions, considers this place to be their homeland. You have
been living in Azerbaijan in peace and tranquility for hundreds of
years, preserving your unique traditions, language and culture, and
have never faced anti-Semitism and discrimination.
The promotion of multicultural values, principles of tolerance
and diversity of cultural self-expression, which have existed in
our country for centuries, are among priority directions of our
It is commendable that our compatriots of Jewish origin, as an
integral part of our society, closely participate in the great
construction work in our country together with representatives of
other nations and faiths, spare no effort for the development and
progress of modern Azerbaijan, and honorably fulfill their civic
duty in the further strengthening of our state independence.
Rosh Hashanah embodies the feelings of innovation, spiritual
purity, kindness and solidarity. May this bright holiday bring
happiness to your families and blessings to your tables.
Happy holidays!,' the letter said.
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