There has been a roundtable in Rome in the frames of the I International Scientific Conference “Heydar Aliyev: Multiculturalism and the Ideology of Tolerance” dedicated to the 95th Jubilee of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev with the support of Azerbaijan University of Languages and Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism.

The event was attended by the representatives, professors and students of different universities and scientific-academic circles of Italy, France, Moldova and Lithuania.

The Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Italy Mammad Ahmadzadeh spoke of the multicultural traditions and values, high ambiance of tolerance historically established in our country. The diplomat also dealt with the state policy pursued to maintain these traditions and values as well as our country’s efforts and initiatives to promote the inter-civilizational dialogue. He emphasized that as the state policy multiculturalism was founded in Azerbaijan by the National Leader Heydar Aliyev and at present this policy is being continued successfully under the guidance of President Ilham Aliyev.

The Vice-rector of Azerbaijan University of Languages, Professor Afgan Aliyev stated that different events have been envisaged at 13 Universities in 11 countries in the frames of the International Scientific Conference “Heydar Aliyev: Multiculturalism and the Ideology of Tolerance” dedicated to the 95th Jubilee of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev at the initiative of Azerbaijan University of Languages and that the event in Rome was one of them. He read the Rector of Azerbaijan University of Languages, Full member of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Honoured Scholar Kamal Abdulla’s letter of congratulations and gratitude in connection with the event.

The President of the Security and Freedom Foundation of Italy Felice Romano, Professor Alessandro Figus, the Rector of Cassino University Giovanni Betta, the President of Link Campus University Vincenzo Scotti, the President of KORE University Salerno Cataldo and the chief of the Italian representation of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism Sandro Teti expressed their opinions on the peculiarities of multiculturalism and tolerance in Azerbaijan.

At the event the Professor of Azerbaijan University of Languages Azad Mammadov (“Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan”), Professor Anar Baghirov (“Multiculturalism and Religion, Azerbaijani Experience”), the Chief of Staff at the Knowledge Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Isakhan Valiyev (“The Azerbaijani Model of Multicultural Security: in the Context of the Struggle Against Religious Extremism”), the members of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan Professor Ilham Mammadzadeh (“Multiculturalism in Philosophical Context”) and Professor Zohra Aliyeva (“The Traditions of Tolerance in Azerbaijan”), as well as the professors of Italian Universities of Genoa, Catania, Link Campus, Roma Tre, the French University of Nimes, the Lithuanian University of Klaipeda, the professors of the International Administration Institute of Moldova made speeches on different themes about multiculturalism. The speeches appraised the high ambiance of tolerance in Azerbaijan, the maintenance of multicultural traditions and values in Azerbaijan; thorough information was provided on the bases of our country’s policy of multiculturalism, the present legal basis in this field and the achievements. The speeches underlined the importance of such events in the presentation of Azerbaijan’s multicultural values in the world.