By Vugar Khalilov
Azerbaijan attaches importance to establishing close relations
with Jewish communities across the world, Azernews reports, citing
Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov.
Bayramov made the remarks at the meeting with leaders and
representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the
coalition of American Jewish organizations on the margins of the
77th UN General Assembly session in New York.
At the meeting, topics such as cooperation with US Jewish
organizations, as well as future prospects, and the regional
situation were discussed.
Bayramov stressed that Azerbaijan attaches a high value to
maintaining close links with Jewish communities across the world,
recalling the existence of several synagogues, Jewish cultural
institutions, and schools in the country.
The recent situation in the South Caucasus, as well as the
activities carried out by Azerbaijan in the post-conflict period
following the 44-day war, was discussed at the meeting.
Bayramov briefed the opposite side about the large-scale
restoration and construction work carried out by Azerbaijan in the
territories liberated from the Armenian occupation. He also spoke
about the deliberate destruction of Azerbaijani territories and the
cultural heritage by Armenia during the occupation.
The interreligious harmony, tolerance, multiculturalism, mutual
understanding, friendly neighborliness, and peace between the
Muslim, Christian, and Jewish populations of Azerbaijan were highly
appreciated by the Jewish organizations.
It was highlighted that Azerbaijan's Jewish population, which
has lived in peace and serenity in the nation for generations,
contributes to the establishment of strong cooperation between
Azerbaijan and Israel.
At the meeting, views were also exchanged on the development
prospects of Azerbaijan's relations with the United States of
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