Western Azerbaijan Community urges Armenia to stop destroying Azerbaijani cultural heritage

    POLITICS  29 November 2023 - 11:15

    The Western Azerbaijan Community has urged Armenia to stop destroying the Azerbaijani cultural heritage on its territory.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia once again tried to speculate on the issue of protection of cultural monuments. Instead of talking about sending a UNESCO mission to the territories of Azerbaijan, the Armenian side should accept such a mission in its territory," the community said in a statement published on November 29, Caliber.Az reports.

    It was noted that the community has repeatedly sent a request to UNESCO to send a mission to Armenia for the purpose of monitoring the condition of Azerbaijani monuments in Armenia.

    According to the statement, UNESCO has communicated with the Armenian government about its request. However, this mission is still not taking place since Armenia has not approved

    “Actions committed by Armenia are in violation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), the Convention on the Protection of the Universal Cultural and Natural Heritage, the Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Time of Military Conflicts, the Convention on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the community stressed

    The organization believes that Armenia's failure to accept the UNESCO mission, its refusal to hold a dialogue with the community on the Protection of Cultural Heritage, and its continued demonstrative destruction of Azerbaijan's cultural heritage, including the Tepebashi neighbourhood in Yerevan, are also a gross violation of the decision of the International Court of Justice dated December 7, 2021.

    "It should be recalled that the International Court of Justice in its decision demands that Armenia immediately end the destruction of Azerbaijani cultural heritage sites and examples of ethnic and cultural property and the policy of erasing Azerbaijani cultural traces.

    The West Azerbaijani Community demands that the Armenian government immediately stop destroying the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan, including the historical Tepebashi neighbourhood of Yerevan, and restore the destroyed Azerbaijani cultural monuments. In order to ensure the originality and authenticity of the monuments during the restoration, the close participation of the West Azerbaijan Community in this process is necessary.

    The Armenian government should start a dialogue with the West Azerbaijan Community on this issue and accept the relevant mission of UNESCO,” the statement says.


    Subscribe to our Telegram channel

Read also

Azerbaijan, Pakistan intensify military cooperation PHOTO

04 March 2024 - 20:05

Azerbaijan, Bulgaria hail successful energy cooperation PHOTO

04 March 2024 - 19:53

Azerbaijan, Bulgaria eying development of interstate, interparliamentary cooperation PHOTO

04 March 2024 - 18:57

France preparing provocation against Azerbaijan? VIDEO

04 March 2024 - 14:05

TURKPA to facilitate residence permit procedures for its members

04 March 2024 - 12:36

London affirms support for Baku on cybersecurity Statement by Ambassador

04 March 2024 - 13:14
Latest news

    Egypt studies plan to expand Suez Canal

    04 March 2024 - 20:57

    More than 6 in 10 US adults doubt Biden’s mental capability

    04 March 2024 - 20:53

    Bitcoin smashes through $65,000

    04 March 2024 - 20:46

    Azerbaijan establishes Ski Journalists Club


    04 March 2024 - 20:41

    President Biden sure of victory in coming US presidential election

    04 March 2024 - 20:37

    In search of mutual trust: What can be done?

    Contemplations with Orkhan Amashov

    04 March 2024 - 20:29

    Shahbaz Sharif takes oath as 24th prime minister of Pakistan

    04 March 2024 - 20:20

    16 candidates go to run off in Tehran parl. elections

    04 March 2024 - 20:17

    Cambodian People’s Party: Azerbaijan to play even greater role in regional, global affairs

    04 March 2024 - 20:05

    Azerbaijan, Pakistan intensify military cooperation


    04 March 2024 - 20:05

    Azerbaijan, Bulgaria hail successful energy cooperation


    04 March 2024 - 19:53

    Azerbaijan to host first meeting of BSEC tourism educational institutions

    04 March 2024 - 19:41

    Lowest voter turnout in Iran's parliamentary polls stuns ruling regime

    Azerbaijanis opposing Kurds' land claims in Iran

    04 March 2024 - 19:35

    Khankendi-Baku Ultramarathon wraps up in Azerbaijan


    04 March 2024 - 19:29

    Türkiye unveils AZAT FPV kamikaze drone


    04 March 2024 - 19:21

    Turkmenistan could join Organisation of Turkic States in 2024

    04 March 2024 - 19:13

    Reuters: EU wants fossil fuel sector to help pay to combat climate change

    04 March 2024 - 19:05

    Azerbaijan, Bulgaria eying development of interstate, interparliamentary cooperation


    04 March 2024 - 18:57

    Azerbaijan, Qatar discuss current financial situation

    04 March 2024 - 18:45

    Turkish COBRA-II armoured tactical vehicles spotted in Kazakhstan


    04 March 2024 - 18:37

    Palestinian president set to visit Türkiye

    Meeting with Erdoğan scheduled

    04 March 2024 - 18:25

    Algerian president's security officers block Iranian leader's guards


    04 March 2024 - 18:13

    Turkish trainer aircraft “HÜRJET” accomplishes another test


    04 March 2024 - 18:01

    Pundit warns against overestimating Armenia's importance in regional dynamics

    04 March 2024 - 17:54

    Baku's former train station makes way for "hybrid green corridor"

    From rails to trails/VIDEO

    04 March 2024 - 17:46

    Italian warship forced to shoot down Houthi missile in Red Sea

    04 March 2024 - 17:37

    Hungarian PM: West misses opportunity to conclude peace agreement on Ukraine

    04 March 2024 - 17:29

    Expert: Europeans unwilling to die for Armenia

    04 March 2024 - 17:20

    Iran to hold second round of elections as results of first round announced

    04 March 2024 - 17:12

    Death toll in Israel’s war on Gaza rises to 30,534

    04 March 2024 - 17:03

    Azerbaijan, Iran discuss Aghband-Julfa road construction

    04 March 2024 - 16:56

    Armenia, Greece bolstering military-technical cooperation

    04 March 2024 - 16:47

    Azerbaijani Mine Action Agency defuses over 580 munitions in liberated lands

    04 March 2024 - 16:38

    Türkiye's annual inflation climbs to over 67% in February

    04 March 2024 - 16:30

    President Aliyev reaffirms Azerbaijan's commitment to boost ties with Pakistan

    04 March 2024 - 16:29

    Russian journalist proposes to attack bridges in Germany

    04 March 2024 - 16:21

    Three-year hold-up on French military aid to Ukraine and Armenia sparks doubts

    Empty promises?

    04 March 2024 - 16:13

    Türkiye neutralises senior PKK/KCK terrorist in northern Iraq

    04 March 2024 - 16:05

    Iran, Algeria sign six cooperation deals

    04 March 2024 - 15:58

    Russian Security Council Deputy affirms claim to Dnieper territories

    04 March 2024 - 15:51

All news