UNESCO Signs Agreements To Safeguard Iraq's Cultural Heritage

29 May 2013 8:49 AM | Anonymous

UNESCO Signs Agreements To Safeguard Iraq's Cultural Heritage
5/28/2013 7:36 PM ET

The United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Iraq have signed three agreements for preservation of cultural heritage in the Middle East nation, it was announced Tuesday.

The agreements for a total amount of some USD 3,400,000 million seek to ensure long-term conservation and sustainability of architectural heritage in the iconic city of Samarra.

It will provide an overall framework for mutual cooperation as well as a management plan for conservation of the Samarra historic urban center, which include developing infrastructure and services in the city.

The three agreements were signed by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Minister of Sunni Endowment of Iraq, Ahmed Abdul Ghafoor Al-Samarai, together with the Governorate of Salah Al Din, represented by the Head of the Samarra Old City Committee, Omar Mohammed Hassan


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