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Jordanian FM takes part in Int’l meeting to save Mideast’s antiquities from terrorism

September 25, 2015

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Jordanian FM takes part in Int’l  meeting to save Mideast’s antiquities from terrorism

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New York, Sept. 25 (Petra) — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh on Thursday took part in a conference dedicated to save the Middle East antiquities from terrorism.

The meeting, titled “Culture Under Threat: the Fight to Save the Middle East’s Antiquities from Terrorism”, was held on the sidelines of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, currently underway in New York.

The gathering aimed at discussing ways to bolster efforts to protect the archeological sites and antiquities from terrorism as well as activating agreements protecting these locations.

Judeh, who is also deputy prime minister, told the attendees that protecting such important locations cannot be done without united efforts by the international community as well as concerned international agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations.

The minister also stressed the importance of fighting the illegal trade in antiquities and protecting the cultural heritage of countries.

Meanwhile, the foreign minister said it was important to address the core reasons for the growing phenomenon of illegal antiquities trade, noting that political will is key to solving such issues.

Judeh also spoke about the Jordanian efforts in the fight to save antiquities.

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25/9/2015 – 06:52:18 PM


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