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First Int’l Youth Forum of Cultural Heritage and Tourism

First Int’l Youth Forum of Cultural Heritage and TourismFirst Int’l Youth Forum of Cultural Heritage and Tourism

The event under slogan “Explore, Protect and Promote!” and organized by MIRAS, Azeri organization in support of studying of cultural heritage, brought together representatives from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Georgia, Norway, Tajikistan, Italy, Spain, Egypt among other countries, according to AzerTag state news agency.

The forum aims to foster collaboration and innovation in the protection and study of cultural heritage, and tourism by bringing together the youths of countries.  It aims to provide a platform for establishing best practice and exchange of new ideas.

Young intellectuals and experts from different countries discuss global, interdisciplinary and national issues, as well as the problems and promise of cultural heritage and tourism.

Fariz Khalilli, chairman of MIRAS social organization, said the goal of the forum is to deliver the essence of Azerbaijani Youth Day to the world, founded by the former leader Heydar Aliyev and widely celebrated every year on February 2.

He also spoke of the importance of the decree on approval of “Youth Development Strategy of Azerbaijan in 2015-2025s” signed by President Ilham Aliyev.

Current trends on the protection and promotion of the cultural heritage of Siberia, Azerbaijan’s folklore in 1900-1930s, Tajikistan’s historical and cultural heritage, Georgia’s cultural heritage resources, cultural relics in Norwegian nature, preventive methods on protection of cultural heritage resources of the Topkapi Palace Museum and other issues were also discussed at the sidelines of the event.

To strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation among the countries participating at the event and explore problems, it was decided to hold the 2nd International Youth Forum of Cultural Heritage and Tourism in 2016.