Georgian art personalities visit the National Museum of Art [PHOTO]

Georgian art personalities visit the National Museum of Art [PHOTO]

April 15, 2022 2:12 p.m. (UTC+04:00)

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By Laman Ismayilova

As part of the Year of Shusha, many republican and international events are taking place throughout Azerbaijan throughout 2022.

Visits of international delegations to the liberated territories of Azerbaijan are also envisaged.

The meeting with the Georgian delegation was held at the National Museum of Art.

Georgian personalities of culture and art met with Azerbaijani Deputy Culture Minister Sevda Mammadaliyeva to discuss prospects for future cooperation.

During the meeting, it was noted that the two countries have ancient histories and rich cultural heritage.

During the meeting, Sevda Mammadaliyeva said that Azerbaijan and Georgia enjoy fruitful partnership in various fields, especially culture and arts.

She stressed the importance of joint cultural events in strengthening bilateral relations.

Speaking about Shusha, the Deputy Culture Minister pointed out prominent personalities of Azerbaijan, including well-known representatives of culture and art. She added that the Georgian delegation will pay a visit to the cultural capital of Azerbaijan.

Shusha City Tour

During their visit to the city of Shusha, the Georgian delegation will get acquainted with historical and religious architectural monuments.

Rector of the Baku Academy of Music, People’s Artist Farhad Badalbeyli stressed that the delegation will see with their own eyes the destruction committed by Armenia.

The delegation was informed about the vandalism and cruelty committed by the Armenians against the Azerbaijani material culture during the 30 years of occupation, as well as the reconstruction works carried out in the liberated territories.

The Georgian delegation will visit Ganja, Fizuli, Jabrayil, Shusha and Agdam from April 15-17.

The delegation will be informed about the consequences of the rocket attacks on Ganja, the monuments destroyed as a result of Armenian vandalism, the Fuzuli international airport, the minefields, as well as the ongoing construction works.

Concert at the National Museum of Art

Georgian cultural figures also enjoyed a concert featuring works by Azerbaijani composers and mugham music.

Director of the State Philharmonic Hall, People’s Artist Murad Adigozalzade stunned the Georgian delegation with pieces of music by Fikrat Amirov.

“Ave Maria” by Farhad Badalbeyli was performed by the famous opera singer, honored artist Ilham Nazarov (countertenor).

A mugham trio and a young pianist, winner of international competitions Jamil Sadizadeh also performed in the evening. The performance of Georgian musicians also did not leave anyone indifferent.

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Mildred D. Field