For the third time, Saudi Arabia hands over cultural property to Iraq[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/11/7 13:48 • 52 times read[/rtl]
BAGHDAD: The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Riyadh, Qahtan Taha Khalaf, received a set of historical documents found by the Saudi authorities, and return to the House of Books and Documents at the Iraqi Ministry of Culture.
A statement issued by the ministry, which received (Euphrates News) a copy of it, that "Khalaf expressed his thanks and appreciation for this initiative, usually it shows the depth of the close brotherly relations between Baghdad and Riyadh, explaining: Iraq thanks and appreciates the Kingdom for its keenness to protect Iraq's cultural heritage, adding: Iraq renews its desire to develop cultural cooperation with the Kingdom by organizing exhibitions of historical heritage in both countries, and archaeological cooperation in the exploration, research and development of cadres.
Rustom bin Maqbool al-Kubaisi, vice president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage for Antiquities and National Museums, delivered a speech in which he expressed his country's happiness to return these documents to the Iraqi embassy in Riyadh, affirming the Kingdom's commitment to respect the rights of states to restore their cultural heritage, pointing to constructive cooperation between Baghdad, And Riyadh.
He pointed out that "the documents include 250 papers dating back to the beginning of 1940 owned by the House of Books and Iraqi documents," usually "the third time by the Kingdom to hand over cultural property to Iraq."
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