UNESCO to mark 200th anniversary of Germans’ settlement in Azerbaijan

UNESCO will the next year mark the 200th anniversary of settlement of Germans in Azerbaijan, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

He made the remarks at a briefing following the talks with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Baku June 30.

The initiative was put forward by Azerbaijan, added Mammadyarov.

A project titled “German settlers in Azerbaijan” has been worked out, he said, adding that the Germans settled in Azerbaijan’s Tovuz, Astara and Ganja for the first time in 1817.

Source: Trend