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SYRIA, UNESCO DISCUSS RECONSTRUCTION AND REVIVAL OF HISTORIC CITIES

Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) and the Syrian National Commission for UNESCO in Damascus, organised a workshop under the title: Reconstruction and Revival of Historic Cities Post-Crises.

The two-day workshop, which kicked off on Tuesday, aims at exchanging expertise and benefiting from the lessons learned, to reconsider the current archaeological state in Syria, and set the foundations for a detailed approach for reconstruction and building after the crises.

DGAM Director, Nazir Awad, said, the workshop features the best experts and seeks to learn about the Lebanese experience, in the field of reconstruction and management of historic cities, after wars and disasters, with the participation of representatives of the Ministries of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) and Tourism, the Faculty of Architecture at Damascus University, and the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut.

For his part, Secretary of the Syrian National UNESCO Committee, Nidal Hassan, pointed out to the cooperation between the committee and state establishments, in this regard with UNESCO and its regional offices, and the importance of this cooperation in the current phase, affirming the commitment of UNESCO, to helping the Syrian national teams to carry out their professional duties, according to international standards.

A brief document will be published during the workshop, which will be based on the experts' presentations, and the results of the various seminars, which will serve as a guide to good practices, adopted by the specialists.

Source: NAM News Network