Morocco and UNESCO to work together to protect Sub-Saharan heritage

A bronze plaque depicting historical events in West Africa’ is seen on display in Nigeria. (File/Reuters)

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Updated 29 November 2022

ARAB NEWS

November 29, 2022

  • Under an agreement signed on Tuesday in Rabat, they will cooperate in efforts to combat the illegal trafficking of cultural property

RABAT: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will work with authorities in Morocco to protect heritage in Sub-Saharan African countries, under a partnership agreement signed in Rabat on Tuesday.

In particular they will cooperate in efforts to combat the illegal trafficking of cultural property. They will also share their expertise in the protection of cultural artifacts with specialists in museums, promote the role of museums in African societies, create inventories, and train heritage-conservation experts.

The agreement was signed on behalf of Mohammed Mehdi Bensaid, the Moroccan minister of youth, culture and communication, and Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s director-general.

source https://www.arabnews.com/node/2208401/middle-east

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