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The Ministry Of Culture And Tourism Of Republic Of Azerbaijan
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Azerbaijan is an executive authority carrying out and regulating the state policy in the field of culture, arts, tourism, historical and cultural monuments, protection, publishing, and cinematography.
By Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated January 30, 2006, Ministry of Culture and Youth, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan functioning till then had been abolished, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan was established on the basis of Decree No 393 of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated April 18, 2006 and the Regulation on the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan was approved.
The ministry takes the measures to control activities of higher and secondary special educational institutions, children's music, art, painting and mugham schools, which is included in its system, to approve curriculums and programs accordingly, to develop network of education enterprises and increasing its material-technical base.
The Ministry issues licenses for protection of historical and cultural monuments, in cases envisaged by the legislation in the fields of cinematography and tourism activities, as well as documents for defining of rights, state orders for creation of works with high artistic value.
In addition, the ministry carries out the duties to provide purchase and protection, registration, propaganda and exhibition of cultural and publication samples in order to enrich and complete state-owned museums, libraries, art galleries and exhibition halls.
The Ministry carries out the functions within its competence to attract investments to tourism zones and services in the country, to prepare programs on development of tourism infrastructure and the industry in order to develop international and domestic tourism in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Address: AZ 1000, Baku, Government House, U. Hajıbeyov str 40.
Phone: (+994 12) 493-43-98, 493-30-02.
Fax: (+994 12) 493-56-05, 493-65-38.
Phone selection system: (994 12) 147