Abulfaz Garayev, the Azerbaijani Minister for Culture & Tourism, stated to a news conference on 8 December that a visit of the Investigation group of the Council of Europe (CE) to monitor the historic and culture monuments of Azerbaijan in the occupied territory is scheduled for summer 2007, Trend reports.
The Ministry of Culture & Tourism, the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have developed and submitted to the research mission of the CE, all factual documents relating to the termination of historic and culture monuments of Azerbaijan located in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan. We are organizing a day tour of the mission to Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani territory under the Armenian occupation, the Minister stated.
The visit of the mission was originally scheduled to take place at the beginning of September, but this was later postponed. At the same time the Ministry continues to conduct research on the state of culture and historic monuments left in the occupied territory.