Samad Seyidov: Azerbaijan suffers from terrorism, occupation and destruction of national culture

Baku: For centuries, we have lived together with Russians, Jews, Talyshs, Lezgins and other ethnic groups, and they brought beauty to our country.

Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament’s Committee on international and interparliamentary relations Samad Seyidov made the remarks at the panel discussion “Let’s share culture for the sake of common safety: soft power in the modern world and contributions to the positive aspects of diversity” organized as part of the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku.

Seyidov said that there are mugham and jazz music, mosques and synagogues in Azerbaijan.

“We are a country open to the world. We have some problems as well, and Azerbaijan suffers from terrorism, occupation and destruction of national culture. We must accept the importance of other cultures. How could it be possible to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons? It is derived from our attitude towards them and our restraint. We must strive to build a better world”, he noted.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency