The president of the Parliament of Andalusia, Juan Pablo Durán, moved his congratulations and that of the Andalusian Parliament to all Cordovans and Andalusians after the declaration of the Caliphate City of Medina Azahara as a UNESCO World Heritage, in a verdict made public on July 1.
Durán, who attended to the auditorium of Medina Azahara to follow the UNESCO Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain, said: “Today we have acquired a commitment to the world and now it is up to us and we can not fail. We have to work more. And I put myself first for that task: to do more for the Caliphate City of Medina, to do more so that this wonderful place continues to shine more”.
The Parliament of Andalusia showed from the start its support for the candidacy of Medina Azahara, which was reflected in the unanimous approval of a Proposition of support for the candidacy in October 2017. In addition, in November, President Durán gathered in the archaeological complex the Conference of Presidents and Presidents of the Spanish Autonomous Parliament (COPREPA), who also expressed their support for the candidacy.
The declaration of Medina Azahara as World Heritage of UNESCO also coincides with the celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, whose objectives are to promote the exchange and appreciation of Heritage as a shared resource; raise awareness about common history and values; and reinforce the feeling of belonging to the European common space.