Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage

19 May 2015 9:57 AM | Anonymous

Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage

Conference examined ways to prevent theft and illegal export of cultural and historic artefacts

Nevine El-Aref , Monday 18 May 2015 After discussions and workshops at a two-day conference, Cultural Property Under Threat, held in Egypt four days ago, six recommendations were issued to combat cultural theft.

Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online that the recommendations were issued under the title Cairo Declaration, and they insist on the launching of a working group from the ten Arab countries who participated in the conference: Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Libya, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman and Egypt.
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