A visit of the PACE rapporteur on monitoring of the state of culture monuments of the South Caucasus, Edward Oharam to Armenia and the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh is scheduled for 25 May - 7 June 2006, MP Rafael Huseynov, an Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the PACE, told Trend in an exclusive interview on 29 April.
I am one of the members of the group on study of PACE facts, Huseynov underlined. The first part of the visit will be dedicated to study of the state of Azerbaijani monuments in the territory of Armenia.
The exact date of the visit will be defined upon a meeting of the PACE committee on culture science, education to be held in Paris on 18-19 May 2006.
As a result of the meeting a letter of confirmation will be sent to Azerbaijan and Armenia. I think the visit will be paid, Azeri MP voiced his hope.
Huseynov prepared the draft report on Condition of the historical and cultural Azerbaijani monuments on the Armenian territory. The report provides thorough information about the historical and cultural monuments located at the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and adjacent Azerbaijani districts occupied by Armenian separatists. It contains information about the percentage coefficient in the ethnic population of Nagorno-Karabakh and gives exact description and historical value of all monuments at the occupied territory.
It particularly mentions more than 2.000 ancient human monuments near the Byakhmedli village of the Agdam district, world famous Azikh cave, located at the territory of the occupied Fizuli district, the stone book made approximately 1.000 years ago near Nuvendi district (Megrin district of modern day Armenia) all are well known around the world.
Despite most of the cultural monuments have already been destroyed there is a hope that some of them still remained. It is important to save and restore what is still left as these monuments are not only of regional but of all-European and world importance.
They are not only part of the national culture of Azerbaijan, but also European and world monuments. It is important to preserve and restore also those which have been reserved, according to Huseynov.