Kuwait to return Iraqi antiquities as countries demonstrate good relations

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Kuwait stresses near the re-44 Iraqi artifacts

07/11/2013 12:00 AM

Within the framework of increasing cooperation between the two countries revealed the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities closely re-Kuwaiti side 44 relics Iraq entered its territory illegally since 2004.

said Director recover antiquities ministry’s Abbas al-Quraishi’s (Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network) A delegation technicians from the ministry said during implementation visit to Kuwait last June the ownership of the 44 relics to Iraq, pointing out that cutting is a number mud and seals cylindrical and a set of jars and plates pottery, dolls stone and a number of coins and pendants, earrings and rings gold belonging to different civilizations Iraq.,

adding that the delegation’s visit took place after directing the Kuwaiti side invitation of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Iraq to the formation of a technical delegation to visit Kuwait to ensure the ownership of a collection of artifacts that revealed its existence has since 2004 after it entered Kuwaiti territory illegally, stressing that the efforts of the Minister Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Brigade Sumaisem in the success of Iraq’s participation in the exhibition Masterpieces of Art of the Ancient Near East, which was held in Kuwait end of last year had a positive impact on the openness to Kuwait for the development of relations between the two sides in the cultural, archaeological and tourist serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.

adding that the side Kuwait pledged to restore those pieces during the next term after the establishment of celebratory joint between the relevant government agencies in both countries, indicating that the re-effects were the result of the efforts of fruit between the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities and the Iraqi Foreign Ministry and the Department of Antiquities of Kuwait. said Quraishi said Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Brigade Sumaisem stressed the importance of the Recovery Section of the Ministry of screening and investigation of the existence of any artifact or heritage or manuscript to the State of Kuwait in order to replay later entrench Iraq’s obligations and good relations between the ministry and its counterpart in Kuwait.

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