admin June 30, 2016

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