UNESCO to Prevent Destruction of Nakhichevan Cemetery

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenia’s Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian appealed recently to Director General of UNESCO Federico Major–urging him to take measures to save a unique medieval memorial–the old Armenian cemetery in Old Julfga in Nakhichevan–from further destruction.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry received a response from Major whereby he assures that measures have been taken to stop barbarian actions and prevent such a vandalism in future.

Major reiterated high interest of the organization led by him to preserve the Armenian cultural heritage as one of the important part of the heritage of humanity.

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