ABULFAS GARAYEV: “THE NAGORNO KARABAKH CONFLICT CAUSES A PROBLEM FOR BREEDING OF KARABAKH HORSES AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHOVQAN”
Dec 3 2013
[ 03 December 2013 17:43 ]
Baku. Victoria Dementyeva – APA. “The inclusion of Chovqan,
a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game, in the UNESCO List of
Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding is the
victory of the Azerbaijani people,” Minister of Culture and Tourism
Abulfas Garayev told journalists, APA reports.
He said that this is also an important event in Azerbaijan’s history
and culture: “Widely known in Azerbaijan, Chovqan will now be under
the protection of the international community.”
According to him, the Nagorno Karabakh conflict causes a problem for
breeding of Karabakh horses and development of Chovqan. Touching on
Iran’s claims for Chovqan, Garayev noted that Azerbaijan and Iran
are carrying out necessary activities to solve issues that may harm
the friendship between the two people.