On 29 October the Board of Trustees of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism had a reporting meeting on its four-year activities.
Speaking at the meeting, the Head of the Department of Interethnic Relations, Multiculturalism and Religious Issues of the Presidential Administration Etibar Najafov underlined the great achievements of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism in its period of activities. He pointed out the importance of the projects implemented by BICM.
The Chair of the Board of Trusties of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism, Academician Kamal Abdulla spoke of the activities carried out by the Centre within the four years. He stated that the work done by the Centre covered the cultural, social, educational fields. Kamal Abdulla pointed out the successful fulfillment of the obligations raised by President Ilham Aliyev before Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism, and stated that one of the most important recommendations of the Head of our state is the presentation of Azerbaijani multiculturalism in the entire world.
The Chair of the Board of Trustees stated that the course “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism” is taught at the universities of 19 countries. He added that this course is taught at 38 state and private universities of our country, at three universities there is Department of Azerbaijani Multiculturalism, and at Azerbaijan University of Languages there is Scientific-ResearchL of Multiculturalism . Besides, Department of Multiculturalism has been opened at the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. The branches of BICM are functioning in Russia, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Moldova, Israel, the USA. Up to present seven summer and winter schools of multiculturalism have been held. These schools enable the youth to witness their theoretical knowledge in our country where the multicultural and tolerant values are being maintained. The Club of Azerbaijan’s Young Friends has been formed of the youth who visit and love Azerbaijan.
Further, the Chair of “Ronahi” Kurdish Cultural Centre Fakhraddin Pashayev, the Deputy Chair of the State Committee for the Work with Religious Organizations Gunduz ismayilov, the Head of a department of the University of Architecture and Construction Konul Aliyeva, the Chair of the Russian Community in Azerbaijan, member of the Milli Majlis Mikhael Zabelin, the Director of the Institute of Linguistics of the NASA, member of the State Language Commission, Academician Mohsun Naghisoylu, the Chair of the Religious Community of Mountain Jews of Azerbaijan Milikh Yevdayev highly appraised the activities of BICM. It was stated that the Centre has a great part in demonstrating to the world the information on the multicultural state, tolerant ambiance, ethnic-religious diversity in Azerbaijan, the peaceful co-existence of the representatives of different nations, diverse confessions in our country.