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UNESCO seeks protecting Egyptian cultural heritage

Tue, June 26, 2018 14:29

CAIRO, June 26, 2018 (MENA) - The UNESCO Cairo office on Tuesday launched a project for enhancing national capabilities for safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage in Egypt for sustainable development.

The project will last for 24 months with the support of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority (ADTCA) of the United Arab Emirates, according to a statement issued by the United Nations Information office in Cairo.

The initiative is aimed at assisting Egypt to protect its intangible cultural heritage in co-operation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

Within the framework of the 24-month project, UNESCO office hosted last week a workshop on developing policies in the field of intangible cultural heritage safeguarding which was particularly organised to address policy-makers and senior officials whose work is related to intangible heritage in Egypt.

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