Azerbaijan Declares Shushi Its Cultural Capital

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has named Shushi the cultural capital of Azerbaijan.

“I declare Shusha the cultural capital of Azerbaijan, Shusha deserves it,” Aliyev said during a meeting with his Minister of Culture Anar Kerimov.

According to Aliyev, work has already begun to restore Azerbaijani religious and cultural monuments in the city.

“On my instructions, a large delegation was sent there… We need to inspect the housing stock, historical monuments, accurately calculate the damage and start restoring Shushi,” Azerbaijan’s president said.

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