By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan Culture Minister Anar Karimov has met with Iranian
Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts Sayyid
Ezzatollah Zarghami to discuss the joint reconstruction of
Khudafarin bridges, Azernews reports, citing the Culture Ministry .
During the meeting, Anar Karimov praised the level of the
Azerbaijani-Iranian ties. He emphasized that the relations between
the two friendly countries, which have an ancient history, are
based on mutual trust.
In his speech, the Culture Minister drew attention to joint work
in cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The Iranian minister emphasized the role the mass media plays in
historically-established and successfully continuing friendly
The ministers highly valued the restoration of both Muslim and
Christian temples on Azerbaijan's territories destroyed as a result
of the Armenian occupation.
The sides also noted the significance of Azerbaijan's cultural
capital-Shusha city for the Islamic community.
The ministers stressed the importance of joint cooperation in
combating Islamophobia, which was considered a global problem.
The Azerbaijani and Iranian ministers also exchanged views on
the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the joint
reconstruction of the Khudafarin bridges.
There are two Khudafarin bridges connecting the northern and
southern banks of the Araz River in Jabrayil region.
Located on the historical Silk Road, the 11-arched Khudafarin
bridge was built in the 11th-12th centuries.
The 15-arched Khudafarin bridges were constructed in the 13th
Khudafarin bridges played a huge role in the development of the
Great Silk Road and had exceptional military-strategic
After the occupation of Jabrayil by Armenian invaders in 1993,
Khudafarin bridges have seriously been damaged.
On October 4, 2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces liberated
Jabrayil, where the Khudafarin bridges are located, and several
villages of the region from Armenian occupation.
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