Azerbaijani President: Education best tool against radicalism and terrorism

Baku: The first democratic republic in the Muslim world was established in Azerbaijan, where the women were first given the right to vote. This step was taken earlier than most European countries, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku.

The head of state said that education plays an important role in promoting the intercultural dialogue.

“We attach great importance to education, and the literacy rate is very high in Azerbaijan. We try to rely on education and technology. Education is the best tool against radicalism and terrorism. Therefore, the forum will focus on these discussions. I think the Azerbaijan’s experience can be interesting in this regard. We now bring the education system into concord with international standards. We are pleased that our young generation strives to be educated, take their place in life, and become a potential for Azerbaijan”, noted the president.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency