By Laman Ismayilova
Participants in the OIC conference have visited liberated Shusha
and Dashalti village, Azernews reports, citing the State Tourism
The delegation included OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim
Taha, tourism ministers, deputy ministers, the president, and
ambassadors of the Arab Tourism Organization, Uzbekistan, Pakistan,
Iran, Gambia, Niger, Malaysia, Sudan, Uganda, and Gabon.
During their visit to Azerbaijan's liberated territories, the
OIC conference participants witnessed the consequences of the
They also got acquainted with the restoration work carried out
in Ashaghi Govhar Agha and Yukhari Govhar Agha mosques.
The OIC delegation was informed about the tourism potential of
Chairman of the State Tourism Agency Fuad Naghiyev noted that
the agency has developed a tourism development strategy for Shusha
Chairman of the Shusha City State Reserve Maftun Abbasov briefed
the delegates on the history of Shusha, reconstruction work after
the Second Karabakh War, as well as historical and cultural
monuments of Islamic heritage.
The 11th Conference of Ministers of Tourism of the Organization
of Islamic Cooperation kicked off in Baku on June 27-29.
Over 160 delegates from 39 countries including tourism ministers
of the OIC countries, heads of tourism associations, and other
officials attended the conference.
The conference adopted the resolution on tourism development and
the Baku Declaration.
The resolution on tourism ministers condemns the illegal
exploitation of natural resources, destruction of urban ecological
infrastructure, cultural and historical heritage of Azerbaijan's
liberated territories, as well as the demolition of Islamic
cultural and historical monuments in Armenia.
The document also reflects a decision regarding the involvement
of the member states' private sector in implementing infrastructure
development projects in Azerbaijan's liberated lands.
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