United States and Mali Extend Agreement to Protect the Archaeological Heritage of Mali

20 Sep 2012 1:14 PM | Anonymous

United States and Mali Extend Agreement to Protect the Archaeological Heritage of Mali
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Media Note Office of the...


WASHINGTON, September 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 19, 2012


The Department of State is pleased to announce the extension of the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Mali Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from Mali from the Paleolithic Era (Stone Age) to Approximately the Mid-Eighteenth Century, effective September 19, 2012 for a period of five years, demonstrating America's commitment to antiquities preservation. This extension, consistent with a recommendation made by the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, represents a continuation of cooperation that began in 1993 with the imposition of emergency U.S. import restrictions to staunch the pillage of Mali's rich archaeological heritage and the illicit trafficking in such material.


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