Oljas Suleymenov: “Destruction of Azerbaijani monuments in the occupied territories is barbarism”

Oljas Suleymenov: “Destruction of Azerbaijani monuments in the occupied territories is barbarism”
# 02 December 2008 14:41 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ulkar Gasimova -APA. “The intercultural dialogue is on agenda. It is important to launch an intercultural dialogue while crisis and current processes going on in the world”, well-known writer and publicist Oljas Suleymenov told journalists, APA reports. Suleymenov, who came to Baku to attend the Council of Europe Conference of the Ministers responsible for Culture on “Intercultural dialogue as a basis for peace and sustainable development in Europe and its neighboring regions”, shared his impressions about Azerbaijan. “I witnessed walking on the streets of Baku that the world financial crisis didn’t touch Azerbaijan. Next year Azerbaijan will leave behind all CIS countries for rate of its GDP. It is indication of cultural economy in Azerbaijan. One of the main issues focused at the conference is that both politics and economy should be based on the culture to prevent the crisis in the world”. Touching on the destruction of material and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan in the occupied territories, Oljas Suleymenov called it as a barbarism. “There is no other thought. Those, who value own culture, value the culture of other peoples too. Therefore destruction of Azerbaijani monuments is barbarism”.
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