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Abu Dhabi meeting approves heritage protection fund

Dec 03. 2016
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By Agence France-Presse

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ABU DHABI - Representatives of around 40 countries on Saturday approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones and a network of safe havens for endangered artworks.

"We are committed to pursuing (these) two ambitious, long-term goals to guarantee the further mobilisation of the international community for the safeguarding of heritage," a statement issued after a two-day meeting in the United Arab Emirates capital said.

The meeting's Emirati and French co-sponsors had set a $100 million target for the fund but the statement did not specify how much had been pledged.


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