From 01-03 March 2017 under the patronage of UNESCO, the technical coordination meeting of the Ancient city of Aleppo was concluded at UNESCO office in Beirut.
The meeting was attended by around 50 representatives from DGAM, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Awqaf, Aleppo City Council, Directorate of Aleppo city, Al-Adiyyat, national commission of UNESCO in the Ministry of Education, Aleppo Heritage Committee Syndicate of Engineers and the Syria Trust For Development, in addition to the international representatives from ICOMOS, ICCROM-ATHAR, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI), Aga Khan Cultural Services, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Friends of the Ancient city of Aleppo, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage and experts who worked in the Ancient city of Aleppo before the crisis.
During the meeting the national authorities presented the field work that has been done in the Ancient city since its liberation such as the damage documentation and assessment of debris management and open streets and maintain access to the residents.
The meeting discussed ways of enhancing the coordination of existing international and national efforts as well as the necessary need to consolidate the strategy of the recovery phase that will improve these efforts. The meeting also stressed about the strengthening of the partnership through sharing experiences and documents and enable them to the service of the efforts of the recent phase.
This meeting, that raised many discussion among the participants, is considered an important platform for coordinate the efforts and the integration work, as well as to establish a joint program to enhance the work during the recovery phase in the Ancient city of Aleppo.