Paris, Sept. 12 (BNA): UAE has participated in the UNESCO's first international meeting on "Revive the Spirit of Mosul" initiative in the French capital Paris.
The conference aims to review its current situation, mobilise the international community for the reconstruction and recovery of Mosul, and to present major projects that will contribute to the restoration of Mosul’s heritage sites, revivie its cultural life and educational institutions, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported.
Noura Mohamed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, highlighted the importance of focusing the efforts of strategic partners on humanitarian aspects in the recovery and rehabilitation of the city of Mosul to ensure cultural and educational sustainable development within the city.
"The UAE’s support of the reconstruction and restoration of Al Nuri mosque marks a turning point in the lives of the people of Iraq in general, and the people of Mosul in particular, due to its social value and global cultural importance," she said.
"This project does not only aim to protect heritage but also to stand against terrorism, support Iraq's economy, provide job opportunities, support sustainable development, and nurture the values of tolerance, peace, and hope for the region."
BNA 0537 GMT 2018/09/12