To the Jewish community of Azerbaijan

14 September 2023, 14:30

Dear fellow compatriots!

I sincerely congratulate you, the Jewish community of Azerbaijan, on the occasion of your New Year's holiday, Rosh Hashanah, and convey my heartfelt wishes to all of you.

A high culture of coexistence, exemplary friendship and fraternal relations between representatives of different peoples and religions reigns in Azerbaijan, which has made important contributions to inter-civilizational and inter-cultural dialogue in the world. The protection of human rights and freedoms based on modern democratic principles, the preservation of the language and culture of ethnic minorities, the promotion of multicultural values and traditions of tolerance are the main directions of our state policy.

Azerbaijan’s Jewish community, distinguished by its ethno-cultural diversity, has been living in the country for hundreds of years and considers Azerbaijan its homeland. It has lived in peace and tranquility, has never been subjected to anti-Semitism and discrimination, and has become an integral part and an equal member of our society. It is noteworthy that our citizens of Jewish origin are closely involved in the public and political life of our country and spare no efforts for the development and progress of our common home, Azerbaijan.

Dear friends!

Rosh Hashanah is a celebration of renewal, good news and spiritual purity. On the occasion of this holiday, I once again convey my sincere congratulations to all of you and wish happiness to your families and blessings to your tables.

Happy holiday!


Ilham Aliyev

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, 14 September 2023