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Her Excellency, Minister of Culture discusses with Director of UNESCO Regional Office cooperation project to protect Syrian antiquities
13/02/2014 - عدد القراءات : 2662

Her Excellency, the Minister of Culture, Dr. Lubana Mushaweh held a meeting with Dr. Hamad al-Hammami, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut, attended by those concerned from the DGAM and the Ministry of Culture, in order to launch a cooperation project to protect the Syrian cultural heritage.

They discussed the action plan of the project funded by the European Union in the amount of 2.5 million euros, which aims at combating illicit trafficking in Syrian cultural property, retrieving the Syrian pillaged and smuggled artifacts, documenting the damage besetting the cultural heritage and raising awareness on antiquities pillaging locally and internationally, as well as running courses to enhance capacities in the fields of protection, documentation and restoration and setting future plans for restoration and rehabilitation in the post-crisis era.

According to the timetable agreed upon, March 2014 is set to witness the start of the project. In addition, experts from the DGAM and specialists in archaeology from international organizations will hold a meeting at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris next spring to promote cooperation in protecting Syrian antiquities.

During her meeting with Head of UNESCO's Regional Office, the Minister of Culture, Dr. Lubana Mushaweh, stressed the importance of cooperation with the international organizations to protect Syrian antiquities and return the looted ones and the importance of consolidating international efforts to fight smuggling and prosecute organized gangs and all parties facilitating their passage across borders.

In addition, Dr. Mushaweh talked about the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Culture/the DGAM in recovering hundreds of stolen archaeological artefacts and the measures taken in communicating with the local community to safeguard the archaeological sites as well as claiming to be the personal prosecutor of all of those who took part and participated in smuggling antiquities. Besides, she assured that the protection of the Syrian cultural heritage is the main concern of the Ministry of Culture.


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