President: "Vagif poetry days will be held in front of the mausoleum"
- 27 January 2021
"It is no coincidence that the heads of the two delegations I received recently spoke about special attention being paid to Shusha. During the meeting, the ICESCO secretary general noted that they would propose to declare Shusha the capital of Islamic culture. This step makes us very happy. I must also say that so far this honorary title has been awarded to two Azerbaijani cities – Baku and Nakhchivan. I remember that ICESCO makes such a decision several years in advance, and only a few years later the city is awarded this honorary title," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he received in a video format Aydin Karimov due to his appointment as Special Representative of the President in Shusha district, APA reports.
"There is a sequence. Therefore, the fact that such a statement was made in Baku causes special joy. At the same time, during a recent meeting with a delegation of the Turkic Council, the secretary general of the Turkic Council also put forward a proposal to elect Shusha as the cultural capital of the Turkic world. See what interest and what great love of our historic city we see in the Turkic and Muslim world as a whole. This is no coincidence. Therefore, of course, we will take steps related to the further life of Shusha. I have already said that two events should be held in Shusha this year. It is necessary to restore the Khari Bulbul festival and the days of Vagif poetry. The restoration of the Vagif mausoleum should start, and we should try to restore the mausoleum this year. Vagif poetry days will be held in front of the mausoleum," noted the head of state.