In September – November of this year the Ethiopian researcher, PhD Seifu Tirfie Abede is conducting a scientific research on “The Religious Diversity and Tolerance in the Republic of Azerbaijan” in the frames of the Exchange Program of Visiting Researchers carried out jointly with Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism and Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. With this in mind the research has met with the leaders of religious communities in Azerbaijan.

The first meeting held by the organizational support of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism took place at the Orthodox Religious Organization of the Baku and Caspian Eparchy. The meeting with the Bishop of Baku and Caspian Alexander Ishein was also attended by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation Michael Bocharnikov and the staff member of the Analytics Department of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism Jahangir Jahangirli.

Further the Ethiopian researcher Deifu Tirfie Abebe met with the Senior Ravi at Baku Religious Community of the European Jews Shneor Segal.

At the meeting there was an exchange of views on the Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism and its reflection in the legislation of the country, the conditions created for the activities of religious communities in Azerbaijan. During the talk the Head of the State Ilham Aliyev’s attention to and support of this field were especially emphasized.