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Opening ceremony of the "Nakhchivan, Capital of Islamic Culture - 2018" is on the agenda of world media

The opening ceremony of the Nakhchivan, Capital of Islamic Culture - 2018, which has recently been held in Nakhchivan, has caused a mass reaction in the world press. The news was published on the website of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), founded by UNESCO in 1961, with 44 news agencies from 35 countries. Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev and other guests attended the opening ceremony of "Nakhchivan, Capital of Islamic Culture - 2018" in Nakhchivan State Musical Drama Theater. Then they visited the statue of our national leader Heydar Aliyev and laid flowers at the statue. The guests came to the Heydar Aliyev Museum and viewed exhibits highlighting the great leader's life, political and statehood activities.

Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov handed a painting of Hachadag to Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, General Director of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and a painting of Batabat to Dusen Kaseinov, Secretary General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture.

Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of  Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Chairman of the Organizing Committee established due to the declaration of Nakhchivan city as the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2018 Mr. Vasif Talibov said  those were significant historical days in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, an integral part of Azerbaijan, welcomed the event's participants and declared open the events of the "Nakhchivan Capital of Islamic Culture - 2018".

The report posted on the website also reflects Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri's speech: "We are greatly honored to be with you at this wonderful event. Nakhchivan is the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2018. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev. He greatly contributes to his country and at the same time Islamic initiatives. I would also like to sincerely thank Mr. Vasif Talibov, the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Such a perfect organization, of course, is undeniable".

The report also includes the speech of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Abulfas Garayev, on the role of the Nakhchivan, historically recognized as one of the most important cities of the Near East and the Middle East, in preserving centuries-long accomplishments of Islamic culture, the concert at Nakhchivan State Philharmonic and official reception in honor of the guests who came to Nakhchivan to attend the opening of the "Nakhchivan Capital of Islamic Culture - 2018" on behalf of the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of  Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

Ali Jabbarov

"Sharg Gapisi" Newspaper

 

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Date: 20-07-2018
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