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Abulfas Garayev: “The Nagorno Karabakh conflict causes a problem for breeding of Karabakh horses and development of Chovqan”

Baku. Victoria Dementyeva – APA. “The inclusion of Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game, in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding is the victory of the Azerbaijani people,” Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev told journalists, APA reports.

He said that this is also an important event in Azerbaijan’s history and culture: “Widely known in Azerbaijan, Chovqan will now be under the protection of the international community.”

According to him, the Nagorno Karabakh conflict causes a problem for breeding of Karabakh horses and development of Chovqan. Touching on Iran’s claims for Chovqan, Garayev noted that Azerbaijan and Iran are carrying out necessary activities to solve issues that may harm the friendship between the two people.

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