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Friday 13 October 2017

Jack Lang Pays Tribute to HM the King's Commitment to Protecting Global Heritage

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Jack Lang Pays Tribute to HM the King's Commitment to Protecting Global Heritage

Co-chair of the Global Fund for Endangered Heritage Sites (ALIPH), paid on Thursday a tribute to HM King Mohammed VI’s commitment to protecting this common property of humanity.

"Morocco, by virtue of its history, its commitment to heritage, by the work done by HM King Mohammed VI for the restoration of historic heritage in Morocco and other countries, is an example for all of us," he told MAP on the sidelines of ALIPH meeting in Geneva.

He said that the Moroccan presence within the Fund has a moral, intellectual and practical dimension. “Morocco is also materially contributing to the financing of the Fund. The Kingdom’s presence is an exception,” said Lang, also director of the Paris-based Arab World Institute (IMA).

Morocco, he added, is the only African country within the council of this body that is meant to preserve the global heritage, which undergoes a blind destruction in conflict zones.

MAP 13 October 2017