Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 22 / Trend I. Isabalayeva /
The Azerbaijani Gobustan Museum has been included in the list of best museums of Europe, Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev said at the conference 'Azerbaijan 2020: cultural heritage as one of the priorities of development'.
Garayev said the Gobustan Reserve has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was again reconstructed within the State Investment Programme approved by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
"Now we are waiting for good news," he said. "Last year, European specialists included Gobustan in the list of Europe's best museums. This will be officially announced on May 19."
Garayev said that earlier the Azerbaijani president adopted the law on 'Culture'.
The minister stressed the need for adopting the state programme for the protection of Azerbaijani cultural heritage.
"The cultural heritage must be not only protected, but re-analysed," he said. "We must educate our people and the many visitors who come to Azerbaijan with this heritage. A cultural heritage can make a major contribution to the development of tourism."
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