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YEREVAN. – Armenia plans to file an application to include capital city Yerevan’s Blue Mosque in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Acting Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan stated this during her joint news conference with her Iranian counterpart.

Poghosyan further informed that the Armenian party already invited Iranian experts that can help complete this application.      

In his turn, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad Hosseini stressed that the historical and cultural ties between the Armenian and the Iranian peoples go back 3,000 years. 

“Iran has a huge track-record in including Armenian cultural heritage in the UNESCO list. We hope that, with the efforts by the Armenian government, Yerevan’s Blue Mosque [likewise] will be included in the UNESCO World Heritage [Site] list,” Hosseini noted.

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