Baghdad - INA
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Heritage, Hassan Nadhim, discussed with the Ambassador of the European Union to Iraq Martin Houth and UNESCO representative Paolo Fontani, to build a school for the rehabilitation of heritage and antiquities.
In a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), the ministry said, "The Minister of Culture and Heritage met with the ambassador of the European Union in Iraq and the representative of the Education, Culture and Science Organization (UNESCO) to discuss a number of joint projects, chiefly the reconstruction of the two old cities in Mosul and Basra."
The statement added, "It was agreed with the ambassador of the European Union to visit the old city in Basra to find out the developments in the ongoing work, and to emphasize the need to continue in order to achieve tangible results," stressing the need to "achieve progress in work, and set a timeline for the implementation and monitoring of the rehabilitation stages." .
He pointed out that the Ministry of Culture and Heritage is ready to overcome all administrative and technical obstacles to work.
For his part, Roth said, "The European Union seeks to help Iraq by preserving its culture and heritage, and to rebuild and rehabilitate the heritage that has been damaged by terrorist operations as it represents a global heritage in addition to being Iraqi heritage." "For four months, the arrival of international experts responsible for studying the geology of Al-Hadba minaret land and securing its foundations was hampered, because the rehabilitation of the heritage and archaeological signs is a delicate and complex process."
He continued that "UNESCO is working to publish developments of work continuously on social media to inform the local community about the permanence of work, and to provide local labor," proposing a "project to build a school specialized in studying the rehabilitation of heritage and antiquities in Iraq," pointing out that "this type of Schools are only found in the United States and Italy. "