Iranian Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism, and Handicrafts Ezzatollah Zarghami met with Azerbaijan Culture Minister Anar Karimov to discuss the joint reconstruction of the 15-arched Khudafarin Bridges, Azernews reported.
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In his speech, the Culture Minister drew attention to joint work in cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The Iranian minister emphasized the mass media's role in historically-established and successfully continuing friendly bilateral ties.
The ministers highly valued the restoration of both Muslim and Christian temples on Azerbaijan's territories destroyed due to the Armenian occupation.
The sides also noted the significance of Azerbaijan's cultural capital-Shusha, city for the Islamic community.
The ministers stressed the importance of cooperation in combating Islamophobia, which was considered a global problem.
The Azerbaijani and Iranian ministers also exchanged views on signing a memorandum of understanding for the joint reconstruction of the Khudafarin bridges.
There are two Khudafarin bridges connecting the northern and southern banks of the Araz River in the Jabrayil region.
Located on the historical Silk Road, the Khudafarin bridge was built in the 11th-12th centuries.
It played a huge role in the development of the Great Silk Road and had exceptional military-strategic importance.