Kamancha included in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list as Azerbaijani and Iranian cultural samples

Jointly presented by Azerbaijan and Iran "Art of crafting and playing Kamancha" has been included in UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.

The appeal for the inclusion of kamancha in UNESCO list was jointly made by Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to UNESCO, as well as the Iranian side.

Speaking on behalf of the Azerbaijani delegation, Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Ambassador Anar Karimov noted that the art of playing kamancha covers a wider geography than the borders of Azerbaijan.

On behalf of the government of Azerbaijan, Anar Karimov thanked UNESCO and the Committee for the decision.