Azerbaijan, Nakhchivan / Trend coprr. E.Mammadov / There is no monument belonging to Armenians in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) of Azerbaijan, Hajifahraddin Safarli, the director of the Nakhchivan Department of History, Ethnography and Archeology Institute and National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan (NASA), said to the reporter of the Trend Agency.
Safarli called groundless the statements by Armenians about destroy of the Armenians cemetery in Gulustan village in NAR. "There has never been monument belonging to Armenians in the territory of Nakhchivan," Safarli said.
Vardan Oskanian, the Armenian Foreign Minister, proposed to send a UNESCO's mission to NAR during the UNESCO General Assembly in France in order to hold examination concerned with destroy of Armenian monuments in the territory. After the Assembly, Oskanian said UNESCO General Secretary gave his consent.
"International organizations are well informed about that Nagorno-Karabakh is the Azerbaijani territory. We should submit our proposals on the issues to the organization and make everything to get information about the destroyed monuments of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh," Safarli said.
"Armenians call the monuments lately erected by Azerbaijanis in NAR their own. Now Armenians state that the Huseyn Javid's Mausoleum which was opened in NAR on October 29, 1996 belongs to Armenian people. Moreover, Armenians contend that the gates in the park after the name of Heydar Aliyev also belong to them. How the Haseyn Javid's Mausoleum erected in 1996 may belong to Armenian people? We should inform the world community about such groundless statements by Armenians," Safarli said.
There are no monuments belonging to Armenians among the 1,300 monuments erected in the territory of NAR.