IRAN WELCOMES PROCESS AIMED AT ENTERING YEREVAN'S BLUE MOSQUE ON UNESCO'S WORLD HERITAGE LIST

16:21 29/01/2013 " SOCIETY

Iran welcomes the process aimed at entering Yerevan's Blue Mosque on
UNESCO's World Heritage List, Iran's state-run news agency IRNA quoted
Masoud Alavian Sadr, deputy head of Iranian Cultural Heritage
Organization, as saying during a meeting with Azerbaijani Deputy
Minister of Culture and Tourism Nazim Samadov.

In response to Azerbaijan's concerns that the mosque may be damaged
during the renovation process, the Iranian official said, in part, "In
a country where the state religion is Christianity, registering the
Blue Mosque as a religious monument creates more preconditions for its
preservation. Besides, Iranian specialists participated in the mosque
renovation."

Earlier, Masoud Alavian Sadr told Iran's news agency Fars in an
interview that during a meeting with Armenian Minister of Culture
Hasmik Poghosyan as part of her visit to Tehran, they reached an
agreement to take necessary action to enter Yerevan's Blue Mosque on
the UNESCO's World Heritage List after it is completely renovated.

Source: Panorama.am



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress