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First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva met with Holy See delegation

First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva has met with a delegation led by Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva expressed her confidence that the Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher’s visit will give an impetus to the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and the Holy See.

First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva met with Holy See delegation

First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva met with Holy See delegation

Azerbaijan’s First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva noted that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to the relations between the two countries. She pointed to the recent high-level meetings, and visits, saying the visits of Pope John Paul II in 2002 and Pope Francis in 2016 to Azerbaijan opened a new page in the Azerbaijan-Holy See relations.

Saying representatives of different religions, cultures and nations have lived in peace and mutual respect for centuries in Azerbaijan, First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva noted that the Azerbaijani people highly appreciate the atmosphere of tolerance and peace.

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She described this as both the policy of the Azerbaijani government and the lifestyle of the Azerbaijani society.

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