Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed attend closing session of Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Conference

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage conference to conclude today in Abu Dhabi.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, French President Francois Hollande, Amir of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and UNESCO Director General Irina Georgieva Bokova attended the closing session.

The closing session was also attended by Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Abdallah Dionne, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Governor of Makkah Province Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, son of the King of Bahrain Sheikh Nasser bin Isa Al Khalifa, Representative of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi, Head of the Moroccan Counsellors’ Council Hakim bin Shammas, Head of the Ismailis Prince Aga Khan.

UAE senior officials attended the session include Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation His Highness Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Member of the Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan.


The conference is due to conclude later today with the adoption of the Abu Dhabi Declaration in support of the global mandate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to protect cultural heritage during armed conflicts.

Source:  Media Office , Arab Emarate

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