Baku will host the summit of world religious leaders in April, 2010 on the initiative of the chairman of Caucasian Muslims Office, Sheikh-al-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh as the co-chair of the CIS Inter-Religions Council, APA reports.
The Baku summit will be organized jointly with the Russian Orthodox Church. Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders, as well as figures of other traditional religions will be invited to the two-day summit. Catholicos of all Armenians Garegin II is also expected to attend the meeting.
Spokeswoman of the Caucasian Muslims Office Rahima Dadashova told APA that the first religious summit took place in Moscow in 2006. “Nearly 200 religious leaders from 49 countries attended that summit. Baku summit is expected to extend its geography”.