At the 12th Conference of Ministers of Culture in the Islamic World held in Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar, the Minister of Culture Adil Karimli presented Shusha's candidacy for the Cultural Capital of the Islamic World for 2024.
The city of Shusha is one of the important centers of the historical, cultural, social, and political life of Azerbaijan, as well as one of the symbols of Islamic civilization.
2022 was declared the year of Shusha in Azerbaijan. In order to support the revival of the cultural life of Shusha, music festivals, poetry days, and numerous local and international cultural events have been held. The International Organization of Turkic Culture, or TÜRKSOY has announced Shusha as the cultural capital of the Turkic world for 2023.
Later, a video about Shusha was shown at the event.
With the unanimous opinion of the conference participants, Shusha was declared the Capital of the Islamic World for 2024!