On September 26, First Vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva met, within her official visit to Italy, with Pope Francis.
Satisfaction was expressed at the meeting with regard to the high-level relations between the Holy See and Azerbaijan, underscoring that the cooperation towards preserving cultural heritage had extended further. Azerbaijan’s significant contribution to the dialogue among religions and cultures was emphasized.
In the course of the meeting, the activities of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the works carried out by the Foundation towards preserving and restoring Christian monuments were highly appreciated.
Mehriban Aliyeva conveyed regards of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Pope Francis.
Pope Francis thanked for the regards by President Ilham Aliyev and asked to give his regards to the Azerbaijani president.