INA – BAGHDAD
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nadhim praised on Wednesday, the UNESCO initiative in the project "Revive the Spirit of Mosul".
Nahdim, met in Paris with senior UNESCO officials as part of UNESCO's meetings for the 41st session, according to a statement by the ministry, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
He headed the Iraqi delegation, which included Laith Majid Hussein, head of the Antiquities and Heritage Authority, Falah Hassan Shaker, Director General of the Public Cultural Relations Department, Yassin Al-Ithawi, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Kadhim Al-Rikabi, Chargé d'Affairs at the UNESCO representative, while the UNESCO delegation included Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Ernesto, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, Director of UNESCO Office for Iraq, and Regional Officer.
According to the statement, Nazim “valued Azoulay initiative in the project "Revive the Spirit of Mosul", and thanked all this cooperation and partnership in this project, which is very important for the city's urban landscape and cultural life, as well as being an opportunity to involve the people of the city in its reconstruction and restore expertise and experience to establish their businesses, build their future and their families, and open prospects for a return to life, and the protection of cultural heritage by relying on national energies,”
"Ernesto welcomed the Iraqi delegation and lamented the achievements of the past stage, which is one of the most difficult stages, not because of difficulties and ruin, but because of the pandemic,"
Ernesto thanked the government efforts and other supporting bodies that helped advance the "Revive the Spirit of Mosul" project, and the “successes achieved by this project encouraged other countries whose heritage was damaged to benefit from these experiences for similar partnership projects,”