Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has received Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Sluzk, Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus, the AzerTaj state news agency reported.
The President stressed the importance of Metropolitan Filaret`s participation in the Baku conference "Interreligious dialogue: from mutual understanding towards joint cooperation".
President Ilham Aliyev expressed confidence Metropolitan Filaret`s visit to Azerbaijan and discussions to be held during the conference would contribute to developing relations between the two countries and strengthening interreligious dialogue.
Metropolitan Filaret praised the relations between the two countries, saying they have very solid foundations.
Metropolitan Filaret expressed confidence the two countries` historic friendship would further contribute to developing the bilateral relations