"I was horrified by what I saw in the Fuzuli district. The destruction of these places, the historical, cultural, and religious heritage of the territories, the desecration of holy sites are unacceptable," High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Ángel Moratinos told reporters during a trip to the Fuzuli region liberated from Armenian occupation,
The UN High Representative noted that differences between people should not separate them but unify them:
"All nations must accept these differences and treat each other with respect and understanding. Because an environment in which peace and the principles and norms of international law are respected creates the conditions for the expression of our will and brings peace and prosperity to all humanity."
Miguel Ángel Moratinos also noted that the UN Alliance of Civilizations has always supported the "Baku Process" initiated by Azerbaijan to develop dialogue and cooperation between peoples and cultures, and highly appreciated Azerbaijan's activities in this direction.
"Azerbaijan has repeatedly hosted the Baku Global Forums, which are part of the international events within the "Baku Process." During these events, we, as the UN Alliance of Civilizations, have collaborated closely with Azerbaijan in promoting multicultural values," he noted.
On June 22, Miguel Ángel Moratinos traveled to Azerbaijan's Fuzuli district liberated from Armenian occupation. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the consequences of the vandalism committed by the Armenian armed forces during the occupation years and the destruction of Azerbaijan's historical, cultural and religious heritage.