As part of the ongoing bilateral cooperation, on September 10, 2022, a meeting was held which was attended by officials and experts of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr Dmitry Voyakin, Director of IICAS, and Mr Gai Joraev, Representative of University College London.
The key topics of the discussion were question of the inclusion of the historical and cultural sites of the Republic of Tajikistan into the UNESCO World Heritage List, some technical aspects of preparation of nominations, and creation of the cultural heritage sites digital database.
Continuing the discussion of the prospects of the research work on the preparation of the database, Mr Gai Joraev presented the results achieved in the course of the long-term Central Asian Archaeological Landscapes (CAAL)Project, while also outlining the opportunities of integrating the Project into the sphere of public management of the country's historical and cultural potential.
The Head of the Department for the Protection and Use of the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr Mirzosharif Abdusalomov and Expert of the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr MuhammaddzhonNabotov highly appreciated the potential of the joint cooperation, and proposed a strategy for practical implementation of objectives which were discussed.
At the end of the meeting, Mr Dmitry Voyakinpresented some IICAS publications to the Ministry of Culture of Tajikistan.