A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.

HEYDAR ALIYEV
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The delegation of the Ministry of Culture meets with the OIC Deputy Secretary General in Jeddah

The visit of the delegation headed by the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Saadat Yusifova, to Saudi Arabia began on September 14.

On the first day of the visit, the delegation met with Tariq Bakheet, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian, Cultural, and Social Affairs of the organization, at the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah.

Mr. Tariq Bakheet warmly welcomed the delegation and expressed his satisfaction with the strong relations between the OIC and Azerbaijan, as well as with the growing reputation of our country in the world.

Expressing her gratitude for the warm reception, the Deputy Minister stressed that our country values its relations with the OIC. It was noted that during the period when the territories of Azerbaijan were under the occupation of Armenia, the OIC consistently supported the rightful position of our country. Later, information was provided on the large-scale reconstruction works in the territories liberated by the Azerbaijani state, with special attention paid to the restoration of our historical and cultural heritage.

During the meeting, there was also an exchange of views on the traditional World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held in our country as part of the "Baku Process".

Within the framework of the visit, the delegation of the Ministry of Culture will also participate in the 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

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