Fifth Congress of World Azerbaijanis officially opened in Shusha
The fifth Congress of World Azerbaijanis has today kicked off in the city of Shusha.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is making a speech at the Congress.
The fifth World Azerbaijanis' Congress will be held from April 22 to April 23. The Shusha-based event is expected to draw 400 diaspora representatives from 65 countries. The congress participants will first visit Baku's Alley of Honors, then the Alleys of Martyrs I and II before departing for Shusha.
First Deputy Chairman of the Azerbaijan State Committee on Work with Diaspora Valeh Hajiyev said the 5th Congress of World Azerbaijanis will be the first one held after the Victory in second Karabkh war. "The congress in Shusha will become the Victory Congress," Hajiyev said.
Following its victory over Armenia in the 44-day war in 2020, Azerbaijan has organized a number of international and domestic events in Shusha.
Shusha was occupied by Armenian forces on May 8, 1992, and liberated by Azerbaijan during the 44-day war on November 8, 2020. Shusha was declared Azerbaijan’s cultural capital by the presidential decree on May 7.
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