After Rome, Azerbaijan to install monument to Nizami Ganjavi in Beijing
Azerbaijan is going to install a monument to Nizami Ganjavi in Beijing’s Chaoyang Park on the initiative of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in China, Salamnews.org reported.
We will remind that Azerbaijan claims that Nizami Ganjavi is an Azerbaijani poet, while Iran says that Persian-language poet Nizami Ganjavi was born in a city that was once part of Iran.
Azerbaijan has unveiled a monument to Nizami Ganjavi in Rome recently.
Earlier, referring to the fact of Azerbaijan giving a monument to Nizami Ganjavi to Rome, Iranian Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Bahman Dari said to Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA, “The existing facts prove that Nizami Ganjavi is an Iranian poet, and there is no need to prove it. It is just unbecoming to misappropriate cultural values of another country. Azerbaijan has no cultural values and therefore it has to misappropriate cultural values of others. This move of Azerbaijan can be called nothing else than a cultural theft.”
Chairman of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization Mohammad Javad Adabi said to IRNA, “The falsification of the identity of great Iranian poet Nizami Ganjavi is evidence of the poorness of Azerbaijan’s culture.”