More Azerbaijani cultural elements have been included in UNESCO
Intangible Cultural Heritage List, Azernews reports.
The nominations were accepted at the 17th session of the
Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible
Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
Azerbaijan's pehlevanliq culture: traditional zorkhana games,
sports and wrestling were inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible
Cultural Heritage List.
At the same time, the multinational cultural element of 'Telling
tradition of Molla Nasreddin Anecdotes' jointly prepared by
Azerbaijan, Turkiye, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan as well as tea culture: a symbol of
identity, hospitality and social interaction in Azerbaijan and
Turkiye, as well as multinational cultural element of 'Sericulture
and traditional production of silk for weaving' jointly prepared by
Azerbaijan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkiye and
Afghanistan, were inscribed to UNESCO Representative List of
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
As for now, Azerbaijan has 19 elements on the List of Intangible
Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Speaking at the session, head of the Azerbaijani permanent
delegation to UNESCO Elman Abdullayev stressed that Azerbaijan's
cultural elements included in the UNESCO list have ancient roots.
He also thanked the countries who took part in the joint
German Ambassador to Azerbaijan Ralf Horlemann congratulated
Azerbaijan in a tweet.
'Gəl bir çay içək, söhbətimiz şirin olsun. Come, let's have tea
and sweeten it with love and good conversation. The culture of çay
(tea) has been inscribed on the Intangible Heritage List of UNESCO.
Congratulations Azerbaijan!,' he wrote .
Notably, Azerbaijan and UNESCO have been enjoying successful
cooperation since 1992.
In 2003, the parties signed a framework agreement on cooperation
in the areas of culture, science, education, and communication,
which allowed Azerbaijan to become one of the donors of UNESCO.
In 2003, the parties signed the framework agreement on
cooperation in the areas of culture, science, education, and
communication, which allowed Azerbaijan to become one of the donors
Many Azerbaijani cultural sites have been included in UNESCO's
World Heritage List, including Icharishahar (Old City) with Maiden
Tower, Shirvanshah's Palace, Gobustan National Historical-Artistic
Moreover, the Pomegranate Festival and Art of miniature were
inscribed in UNESCO Representative List in December 2020.
Shaki, an important city at the crossroads of the historic Silk
Roads was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List during the 43rd
session of the World Heritage Committee held in Baku.
In 2021, Lankaran District was included in the UNESCO list
'Network of Creative Cities'.
UNESCO also honors Azerbaijan's outstanding personalities like
the poet and thinker Imadaddin Nasimi, Fikrat Amirov, great
philanthropist and oil magnate Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, etc.
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