The 7th session of the member countries of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property began its work at UNESCO Headquarters.

During the session, Azerbaijan was elected as a member of the Subsidiary Committee of the Convention, with the highest number of votes, in elections held in very competitive conditions from the Second electoral group (Eastern Europe and Central Asia), the country’s Foreign Ministry told News.Az. 

As many as 125 countries took part in the elections, and 112 of them voted for Azerbaijan.

“We thank all the Member States that supported the candidacy of our country,” the ministry noted.