Monument to Azerbaijani poet Natavan inaugurated after restoration in Belgium's Waterloo
- 15 June 2020
The monument to famous Azerbaijani poet, Khurshudbanu Natavan, fully-restored as a result of joint efforts of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Representation to the European Union, and Mayor of Waterloo city of Belgium, has been re-inaugurated on June 15, 2020 - on the National Salvation Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Embassy told APA.
The inauguration ceremony has been attended by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Heads of Representations to the European Union and NATO and members of diplomatic staff, Deputy Mayor of Waterloo city, Walloon Brabant's historical chronicler Yves Vander Cruysen, and Representative of Waterloo Mayor's Office Sandrine Faelen.
Delivering a speech at the event, the ambassador Fuad Isgandarov has evaluated the celebration of “liberation from vandalism” of this historical and cultural monument of Azerbaijan erected in 2016 with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, namely in the Salvation Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan as a remarkable event, and noted that this event is dedicated to the memory of the national leader of Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev, who mobilized all his efforts in order to liberate from occupation of Azerbaijan’s historic lands of Nagorno Garabagh.
Note that the monument to Natavan which was exposed to vandalism in March of 2016, is included in the list of protected historical monuments of Waterloo city.