Delegation of Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities visits Milli Majlis

Baku, September 6, AZERTAC

Deputy Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, chairwoman of the Working Group on Azerbaijan-Switzerland Inter-parliamentary Relations, Bahar Muradova has met with a delegation led by President of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities Herbert Winter.

Muradova praised bilateral relations in a variety of fields between Azerbaijan and Switzerland. She hailed both countries’ opportunities and political will to promote this relationship. She stressed the importance of political, economic and humanitarian ties in strengthening the inter-parliamentary relations.

The Deputy Speaker of Milli Majlis described Azerbaijan as a tolerant and multicultural country. “Jews in Azerbaijan enjoy every possible opportunity to get education in their own language, to develop their culture and play an active role in the life of state and society. Azerbaijani laws and realities pave the way for this,” Muradova said.

Saying it was his first visit to Azerbaijan, President of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities Herbert Winter noted that they were deeply impressed by the development of the country. He praised “great” attention to the Jewish community in Azerbaijan, particularly at a time when the Jewish communities were oppressed around the world. He noted that the aim of the visit was to get closely familiarized with the peaceful coexistence of various intercultural, ethnic and religious groups in Azerbaijan.

Winter also hailed the development of bilateral relations between Switzerland and Azerbaijan.