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The V International Summer School of Multiculturalism on “Intercultural Dialogue in the Context of Religious and Cultural Diversity – Interreligious Harmony in Azerbaijan” has been successfully accomplished.

On 30 July Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism held a press conference in this connection.

At the press conference Academician Kamal Abdullayev, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism stated that the V International Summer School of Multiculturalism held by President Ilham Aliyev’s recommendation and the joint organizational efforts of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism, UNESCO, “Erasmus+”, “ALADDIN Project” and the Club of the Young Friends of Azerbaijan was attended by some 60 students from the leading universities of 26 countries. They got closely familiarized with the tolerant, multicultural mood in Azerbaijan, exchanged views about social, political, cultural processes going on both in our country and in the world.

It was stated that the project of the international winter and summer schools of multiculturalism is the continuation of the project of Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism “Teaching the Course ‘Azerbaijani Multiculturalism’ at Foreign and National Universities”. Winter and summer schools have been arranged for the students of 15 leading universities of the world as well as 38 prestigious higher educational institutions of Azerbaijan in the frames of the educational project. The main goal is to enable those young people to witness in practice what they have theoretically learnt in our country where multicultural and tolerant values have been maintained.

Kamal Abdullayev drew attention to the fact that the summer school attendants who get to know our country closely join the membership of the Club of the Young Friends of Azerbaijan. We present them the realities of Azerbaijan. And they spread these truths in their countries. At present the Club is taking an active part in a number of political and social processes in the world. The Club of the Young Friends of Azerbaijan has a special part in the regulation of the attitude to our country on an international scale.

Speaking at the press conference, Abe Radkin, Special Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO, noted the importance of the summer and winter schools. He underlined Azerbaijani multiculturalism as an example for the world countries. The Special Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO pointed out the importance of advocating in other states the multicultural and tolerant values existing in Azerbaijan.

Abe Radkin announced the successful accomplishment of the summer school and underlined his hope for further continuation of this important project.