Every nation has a place that has left a special imprint in the soul, and for Azerbaijan, it is Shusha, Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan Anar Karimov said in Shusha at the opening of the international conference “Development of the post-conflict humanitarian agenda: sustainable development through the revival of the cultural environment.”

He recalled that many great representatives of Azerbaijani culture were born in this city. Shusha is famous for its mugham performers.

According to the minister, the 30-year occupation by Armenia of the territories of Azerbaijan, including the city of Shusha, has led to large-scale destruction, including monuments of cultural heritage.

“But today, the conflict is left in the past; Azerbaijan is determined to establish peace and good neighborliness,” Karimov added.

The minister recalled that Shusha was also elected the cultural capital of the Turkic world for 2023, and the celebration of this event will take place next year.