UAE, Unesco sign cooperation pact

April 1st, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin  

Paris, April 1 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Unesco have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for safeguarding the region’s culture, heritage and antiquities. UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais and Koichiro Matsuura, director general of Unesco, signed the MoU Monday following three days of extensive talks between the officials of the two sides in Paris, WAM news agency reported Tuesday.

Under this memorandum, Unesco will provide the ministry with expertise and consultancy.

Under the pact, the UN organisation will tailor special programmes for preserving UAE heritage and commission a feasibility study on establishing a national library and restructuring and management of UAE archives.

Unesco experts will also offer technical assistance in the areas of registering UAE archaeological landmarks and nature reserves on the world heritage and nature sanctuaries records.

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