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Baku hosts Festival of National Minorities

20 June 2014 [15:00] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Azerbaijan, a recognized country of tolerance, will host fourth Republican Festival of National Minorities on June 23-25.

The festival will be held under the theme "Azerbaijan, the native land", country's Culture and Tourism Ministry reported.

The State Song Theatre will host the performances of artistic groups on June 23-24.

Moreover, a photo exhibition called "In one family" reflecting the life of national minorities will be held at the Museum Center. Meanwhile, a roundtable discussion on the diversity of ethnic cultures and multicultural traditions will be held in Baku on June 25.

A gala concert of the festival will be organized at the Azerbaijan State Musical Theatre on June 25.

Also, the music CD "Songs of national minorities living in Azerbaijan" are to be released in 1,000 copies in Azerbaijani, English, Russian, French and German languages.

Azerbaijan is a land of many national minorities. Respect for multiculturalism, ethnic and religious minorities is a national characteristic of Azerbaijani people.

The country not only respects, but also supports national minorities.

Major international events held in recent years by the Azerbaijani government at the initiative of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mehriban Aliyeva have turned the country into a recognized international center for inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue.

The ministry organized a festival of arts of minorities in 2006. Festivals including scientific conferences and exhibitions which were held in 2006, 2008 and 2011 have turned into important events in the cultural life of the country.

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