Tolerance is the highest category of Azerbaijani model that is based on mutual respect and cooperation on inter-faith and inter-ethnic levels, the Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Elshad Iskandarov told Trend on the sidelines of the third Baku International Humanitarian Forum on Friday.
According to him, holding events such as today's has several positive aspects, one of which is to bring the truth about Azerbaijani model to the world that needs a political will on implementation of the multiculturalism model.
"Whether to accept or not accept this model and how it is applicable in other countries is a question to the public in these countries. Our goal is to do everything to strengthen the trend of mutual understanding and dialogue between different religions and peoples," Iskandarov said.
The third Baku International Humanitarian Forum is being held in Baku on October 31-November 1. The guests from over 70 world countries are participating in the forum.
Round tables are organised in eight directions: the convergence of technologies and the shape of the future: the main challenges of the 21st century; humanitarian aspects of economic development, scientific innovations and their transfer to the education sector; multiculturalism and identity: in search of value consensus in society, national identity in the post-modern era; sustainable development and ecological civilization; achievements of molecular biology and biotechnology: from theory to practice and relevant media issues under the conditions of globalisation of information space.
Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an annual event comprising the outstanding representatives of political, scientific and cultural elite of the world community, including well-known statesmen, Nobel Prize winners in various branches of science and heads of influential international organisations.
The purpose of the forum is to hold dialogues, exchange the views and discussions on wide range global issues of concern to all of humanity.