The delegation of the Georgian Muslims Office visited the Institute of Theology

04 July, 2019

The delegation of the Georgian Muslims Office including Ramin Igidov, Sheikh of the Georgian Muslims Office; Yasin Aliyev, Mufti of East Georgia; Beglar Kamashidze, Mufti of West Georgia and Oktay Isayev, Secretary of the Institution visited Azerbaijan Institute of Theology (AIT).

Meeting with the guests, AIT rector Jeyhun Mammadov mentioned the friendly relations between the two countries and stressed that the Azerbaijani-Georgian relations are at a high level. Jeyhun Mammadov emphasized that there is a high religious-moral environment in Azerbaijan and the state-religion policy formed by national leader Heydar Aliyev is successfully being continued by President Ilham Aliyev. It was emphasized that the state attaches particular importance to the protection of religion and national-moral values.

Mentioning the activity directions of AIT, rector Jeyhun Mammadov stressed that the education is tuition free and students are provided with uniforms, food and accomodation. Emphasizing the importance of the upbringing of young people, Jeyhun Mammadov noted that there is necessity for the specialists who have profound religious as well as secular knowledge. He also said that the Institute is interested in establishing relations with the universitites of the neighboring countries. J.Mammadov said that the Institute doors are open not only to Azerbaijani citizens, but also to our compatriots living outside the country. The Institute plans to open Russian, English and Arabic departments and attract students from different countries of the world.

The delegation members thanked AIT administration for sincere meeting and expressed their satisfaction with the visit to Azerbaijan, especially to Baku. Ramin Igidov, Sheikh of the Georgian Muslims Office expressed his confidence in the existence of close relations between the religious organizations of Azerbaijan and Georgia, strengthening the existing relations between the two countries in this field and expanding mutual cooperation in the future. Ramin Igidov said that in the modern world, where radicalism has increased, Azerbaijan has created a positive experience of tolerance. Studying this experience is important.

The delegation informed the Institute officials about the madrasas and colleges in Georgia. It was stressed that various educational activities are implemented and books on Islam are translated into Azerbaijani and Georgian languages.

The parties further exchanged views on the issues of mutual interest and future cooperation.

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