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President Ilham Aliyev Signed Order: Shusha is Cultural Capital of Azerbaijan

President Ilham Aliyev Signed Order: Shusha is Cultural Capital of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on May 7, signed an order declaring the city of Shusha the cultural capital of Azerbaijan.

In 1977, Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev declared the historical part of Shusha as the historical and architectural reserve. As a result, major steps were taken to protect monuments in Shusha and perpetuate the memory of prominent cultural and artistic figures.

However, Armenia occupied the city of Shusha on May 8, 1992 and pursued a policy of destroying the historical and cultural heritage of the Azerbaijani people in the city.

The historical justice was restored and on November 8, 2020, when Shusha was liberated from Armenian occupation.

The Cabinet of Ministers has been instructed to resolve issuing arising from the order.