20 May 2015
On May 20, 2015, a Delegation of Italian Muslim Organizations headed by Imam Yahya Pallavicini visited Khazar University. The meeting was held on the Neftchilar campus of Khazar University. Mahammad Nuriyev, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Farda Asadov, Vice President for International Affairs; and Elnura Azizova, Head of the Department of Eastern Languages, Cultures and Religions, participated in the meeting.
The parties discussed ideas for cooperation, plans for joint research, and projects on harmonization of religious rites and rituals with the secular education system, business and society. Meeting participants also talked about the challenges of Islam in education systems of Italy and Azerbaijan. The experience of Khazar University in teaching the history of world religions and Islam was commended.
The community of Italian Muslims has been rapidly growing in recent decades, and Muslim organizations in Italy have been very active in establishing business and daily life facilities in the country that would meet requirements of the Muslim religion and lifestyle.