The sitting of the Armenian National Commission for UNESCO was held at the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The core of the agenda covered the issues of proper and guaranteed preservation of the Armenian historical, cultural and religious heritage in the territories under Azerbaijani control, the prevention of vandalism and the distortion of identity․
“The danger of destruction of the Armenian cultural heritage of Artsakh is real, taking into account the numerous precedents of their deliberate damage by Azerbaijan, the decades-long anti-Armenian policy and the systematic destruction of the Armenian cultural heritage. This is evidenced by the destruction of about 28,000 monuments of Nakhichevan’s rich Armenian cultural heritage,” noted the Chairman of the Armenian National Commission for UNESCO, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Aivazian
The RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Vahram Dumanyan presented to the participants the activities realized by the Ministry in regard to the protection of the monuments and museums of Artsakh under the control of Azerbaijan. Minister Dumanyan emphasized that the issue of guaranteeing the security of the Armenian cultural values, which are universal values, is constantly raised in the relevant international platforms, and in contacts with the partners.
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