At the House of Photography in Azerbaijan, the exhibition "Havana 500 years" was inaugurated, a photographic exhibition of the photojournalist, Vladimir Molina Espada, which highlights the architecture of the capital of all Cubans on the five hundred anniversary of its foundation.
In her speech of welcome, the director of the center, Amina Malikova, mentioned that it is an honor for the Administration of the Historical and Architectural Reserve of Icherisheher, in the Old Baku, to open its museums so that Cuba shows its cultural, historical and architectural charms .
Malikova stressed that Havana is considered one of the oldest cities in the New World and that in 1982 the historic part of the city was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
For his part, the Cuban Ambassador, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, thanked the director of the Office of the Historian of the Old Baku and the House of Photography in Baku for the support received so that the Cuban photographer, Vladimir Molina Espada, became the first foreign professional in exhibiting in such an emblematic place.
He stressed that Molina is a renowned photojournalist of the News Agency Prensa Latina with extensive experience in journalism.
Likewise, the diplomat stressed that work is being done to promote collaboration between the Administration of the Old Baku and the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana and highlighted the multiple similarities between the capitals of Azerbaijan and Cuba, Baku and Havana, respectively.
The event was attended by the President of the Administration of the Historical and Architectural Reserve of Icherisheher, Asgar Alakbarov, personalities of the Azeri press and culture, media and diplomats accredited in Baku.
The origins of the foundation of Havana date back to November 16, 1519 and since then it shows its beauties to thousands of visitors.