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Published on 13 September 2011
UNESCO will cooperate with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) to maintain Egyptian archaeological sites listed on the World Heritage List.
Mohamed Abdel Fattah, the Secretary General of the SCA, met yesterday with Tarek Shawky, director of UNESCO's regional office in Egypt; Tamara Twinasky, director
of UNESCO's cultural department; and Gehan Zaki, the General Coordinator between the organization and the SCA.
Abdel Fattah said UNESCO has expressed its readiness to cooperate with the SCA in many areas.
They discussed the work underway at Dahshur, which is supposed to be finished by the beginning of next year. They also discussed the program of cooperation and the sites
that have been on the World Heritage List since 1979.
He added that he agreed to cooperation between the two sides with regard to the construction of the Museum of Civilization, which is one of the largest and most important national projects already underway.
Abdul Fattah said he agreed to full cooperation between the SCA and UNESCO to follow up the restoration of the Djoser pyramid at Saqqara and the burial grounds
Shawky said he has agreed with Abdul Fattah on the importance of training personnel that would work at the Museum of Civilization and attention to raising the
professional level so as to harmonize international standards through a variety of specialized courses for curators.
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