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UNESCO Director General congratulates Azerbaijani people on occasion of 4000th anniversary of Ganja

Baku. Turan Shakir – APA. UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has sent a message to Nizami Ganjavi International Center on the occasion of the 4000th anniversary of Ganja city.

APA reports quoting Azertag state agency, the Director General has congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the foundation of Ganja city: “With great pleasure I congratulate the Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the 4000th anniversary of Ganja city. Ganja city located at the junction of the Silk Way has played an important role in establishment of dialogues through commercial and cultural exchange existed along this way. For a long time Ganja has been recognized as a junction of knowledge, science and tolerance, which are the basis of dialogue and mutual understanding, the idea of UNESCO. Ganja was a place of philosophers, poets, scientists. It’s not accidental that, great Nizami Ganjavi and Mahsati Ganjavi lived and created here”.


Irina Bokova expressed satisfaction with the 900th anniversary of Mahsati Ganjavi's creative activity marked at UNESCO.
"UNESCO is especially pleased that a range of events on the 900th anniversary of Mahsati Ganjavi's creative activity will be held at UNESCO's main office in Paris this year. Rich heritage and history of Ganja have made its residents strong. I congratulate the residents of Ganja on this occasion."

Director General noted that the events on the 4000th anniversary of Ganja are organized by the Board of Trustees of Nizami Ganjavi International Center and the presentation will be held in Baku soon.

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