By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has discussed
prospects of cooperation with President of the Turkish National
Commission for UNESCO Ocal Oguz, who is in Azerbaijan to
participate in an international conference, Azernews reports.
The sides stressed the importance of mutual support in the joint
submission of the common heritage of the Turkic world to UNESCO
During the meeting, the minister touched upon almost three
decades of Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan.
He recalled that Azerbaijan's cultural heritage was
systematically destroyed, looted, and appropriated throughout the
years of occupation.
Jeyhun Bayramov also spoke about the mine threat on the
liberated territories and its serious humanitarian
The minister also informed Ocal Oguz about practical measures
taken by Azerbaijan to overcome the serious consequences of the
occupation, noting that all the cultural and religious monuments
are being restored and guarded, regardless of their origin.
He mentioned the fact that Azerbaijan repeatedly informed UNESCO
about the severe violations and illegal activity of Armenia and
raised the issue of the need to send a technical mission to the
Ocal Oguz spoke about the measures taken jointly by the
participant countries of the TURKSOY for the preservation of
intangible cultural heritage.
He also congratulated Azerbaijan on the occasion of the
declaration of Shusha as the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World
Ocal Oguz emphasized that the preservation of Azerbaijan's
cultural heritage, especially on the liberated territories, is a
shared responsibility of the international community.
The sides also exchanged views on joint events to be held in
Shusha in 2023.
To note, an international conference on 'UNESCO conventions'
role in preserving cultural values and aspects of improving their
application' was co-organized by the Azerbaijani National
Commission for UNESCO, ICOMOS Azerbaijan National Committee, ICOM
Azerbaijan National Committee, and ADA University.
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