"Shusha - pearl of history and culture of Azerbaijan" exhibition opens in Baku (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 7 / Trend M.Aliyev /
An art and photo exhibition entitled "Shusha - the pearl of history and culture of Azerbaijan" opened in Baku on Monday.
According to a decree signed by President Ilham Aliyev on the 20th anniversary of Shusha's occupation, in all the cultural centers of Azerbaijan events will be held, Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev said, speaking at the opening of the exhibition at the Museum Center.
"Shusha, which was founded in 1747, has always been a city of Azerbaijan, and always will be. Shusha is the conservatoire of Azerbaijan," he said.
Shusha holds its place in the history of Azerbaijan, the Chairman of Public Association "Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh", the head of the Shusha region, Bayram Safarov, said at the meeting.
"Today the Azerbaijani army is ready to liberate Shusha, but the Azerbaijani side is trying to return the occupied land peacefully. If not, Shusha and other occupied territories will be returned by any means," he said.
Then, participants familiarized themselves with the exhibition.