Georgia elected member of UNESCO Committee for Protection of Cultural Property

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 18

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgia has been elected a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of armed conflict, established under the Second Protocol (1999) of the Hague Convention.

Georgia will be a member of the UNESCO Committee for four years. Around 12 countries are represented on the committee, the Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday.

The election was held at the headquarters of the organisation in Paris on Tuesday. Around 59 countries participated. Some 41 of them supported Georgia.

Georgian Ambassador to France and Permanent Representative to UNESCO Ekaterine Siradze-Delaunay headed the Georgian delegation at a UNESCO meeting.

The committee membership will give Georgia the opportunity to actively engage in the process and contribute towards the protection of cultural property, the Foreign Ministry reported.

Translated by NH

Edited by SM

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