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Armenia: Azerbaijan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL6888, tabled on 10 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledonon 7 March (HL6312), what attempts they have made to document the destruction of Armenian historical sites in Azerbaijan.

Answered on

24 March 2022

The protection of cultural heritage affected by conflict and the prevention of acts of destruction are priorities for the UK. We are aware of allegations from both Armenia and Azerbaijan that cultural and religious sites have been deliberately damaged over the course of the conflict. Following the 2020 war, the UK has engaged with the Governments of both Armenia and Azerbaijan on this matter. UNESCO are the body best placed to look into this issue and we call on all sides to reach an agreement to enable UNESCO to visit the region soon.