Azerbaijani Parliament Discusses Naming of a Baku Avenue into Iravan

Politics Materials 16 April 2008 22:00 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 April / Trend I. Alizade/ Re-naming of one of the avenues in Baku into Iravan Avenue was suggested at the Parliament. "Iravan is the ancient city of Azerbaijan. At the meeting with the Azerbaijani citizens, President Ilham Aliyev stressed the necessity to return the ancient Azerbaijani city Iravan," MP Musa Guliyev from the governing New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) said at the parliamentary meeting on 15 April.

According to Guliyev, one of the settlements in the Azerbaijani regions and cities should be named Yeni Iravan (New Iravan). "The migrants from West Azerbaijan founded a settlement in Ganja. They want a status for the settlement and want it to be named Yeni Iravan," he said.

Speaker Ogtay Asadov said that the Parliament had already developed a statement regarding recognizing Iravan as an ancient Azerbaijani city and restoration in the history of the fact that it was given to Armenians.

"The work over statement will be soon completed and in near future it will be put for discussion at the Parliament," Asadov said.