Morocco/UNESCO: new Moroccan provisions aimed at preserving, conserving and promoting the country’s cultural heritage


The Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid informed, yesterday Friday in Rabat, the director of the World Heritage Center of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO ), Lazare Eloundou Assomo, on a working visit to Morocco, on the progress made by the Kingdom in the field of cultural heritage.

During this meeting, Mr. Bensaid also reviewed the developments of the new bill which should be submitted to the Government Council and which includes a number of new provisions aimed at preserving, conserving and promoting cultural heritage. from the country.

Recall that Morocco had signed a framework agreement with the UN organization in 2022, aiming to exchange expertise, strengthen skills and contribute to the proper preparation of files for the inscription of heritage elements on the indicative lists of the UNESCO.

The program of Mr. Eloundou Assomo’s working visit to Morocco includes meetings with several Moroccan officials and visits to the cities of Rabat, Marrakech, Essaouira and to the Historic Mosque of Tinmel (province of Al Haouz), which was damaged by the earthquake last September.

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