Anar Karimov: Azerbaijan ready for long-term peace and interested in ensuring sustainable development in region
“During a visit to the liberated territories, we saw the scale of the destruction” said Minister of Culture Anar Karimov
"Today's event is a great opportunity for each of us. Here we will discuss the link between culture and peace," Minister of Culture Anar Karimov said at the Peace for Culture Partners Forum, Qazet.az informs.
According to him, the initiative was launched in January 2021: "During a visit to the liberated territories, we saw the scale of the destruction. We realized that a lasting peace is needed to restore them. Thus, the idea of peace was born. We realized that it is necessary to promote peace for culture. There is a connection between the concepts of peace and culture. Peace is necessary for the flourishing of culture. It is not just a matter of physical restoration. At the same time, relations between people must be restored."
The minister said that Azerbaijan is ready for long-term peace and is interested in ensuring sustainable development in the region.
"A number of programs are planned in connection with the results of the initiative. I appeal to countries to support our initiatives, because peace is very important for culture," he said.