The Director General of the Antiquities and Heritage Authority at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Laith Majid Hussein, revealed on Sunday that many lawsuits have been filed in order to recover antiquities and property that were smuggled from Iraq after 2003.
Hussein said in a statement reported by "Al-Sabah" newspaper and seen by the "National News Center", that "he was among the Iraqi delegation, headed by the Minister of Culture Hassan Nazim, who held official meetings with his French and Emirati counterparts," noting that "Iraq will continue its great effort to restore another A piece of antiquities that escaped from him after the events of 2003, especially after he won the membership of the Intergovernmental Council for the Promotion of the Return of Cultural Property to its country of origin
He added that "Iraq has previously recovered 17,000 antiquities and the last Gilgamesh wave from the United States of America, while the recovery department in the Commission is working to return all Iraqi antiquities and property located abroad."
Hussein pointed out that "the United States is part of the countries that possess Iraqi antiquities, and there are some countries that cooperate quickly and return the antiquities to it, while there is reluctance in some of them, which calls for taking some measures and legal cases."
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