Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019

ISESCO holds extraordinary meeting to cast light on urgent matters regarding the situation of Islamic heritage

Rabat, The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), held an extraordinary two-day meeting in Rabat today to discuss ways to build a new system to strengthen capabilities to preserve the cultural and civilizational Islamic legacy and rehabilitate it to contribute in a stronger way to the economic and social development of the Islamic countries.

In his opening speech, Director of Culture at ISESCO Dr. Najib Al-Ghiati warned that the list of world heritage in danger contains 37 sites inside the Islamic world out of 54, a rate of 75% of the vulnerable sites.

For his part, Chairman of the Committee on Heritage in the Islamic World Dr. Walid Al-Seif, thanked ISESCO and the General Secretariat for its keenness to hold this extraordinary meeting.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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