March 10 2004
MUSLIM LEADER DENIES REPORTS ABOUT INVITING KAREKIN II TO BAKU
BAKU, MARCH 10, ARMENPRESS: The head of Caucasian Muslims,
Alahsukur Pasazade, based in Baku, denied local press reports that he
invited the head of the Armenian Church, Catholicos Karekin II, to
visit Azerbaijan when they had met in Moscow on March 2-3 during a
gathering of CIS religious leaders.
He said the reports appeared after it was decided to hold the
regular meeting of the CIS interfaith council in Baku, scheduled for
2007 with around 3000 participants, including also all CIS religious
leaders. Pasazade said that reporters should not write about what did
not take place. He said the decision to hold the meeting is to be
approved by thee executive committee of the CIS inter-faith council.
“As regards inviting Karekin II to Baku it is the question of the
future which is to be reconciled with appropriate bodies,” he said.