Tourism Ministry, Wathiqat Wattan Organization sign MoU on preservation of Syrian heritage

Damascus, SANA – In the framework of mutual cooperation to safeguard the Syrian identity and to preserve the Syrian heritage, the Tourism Ministry and Wathiqat Wattan Organization signed a Memo of Understanding on Sunday.

Tourism Minister Mohammad Rami Martini pointed out after the signing to the necessity of the role that Wathiqat Wattan Organization plays in documenting the war being waged against Syria, and that there is a war being waged on Syria’s culture and identity as well.

Martini voiced commitment to documenting oral heritage, saying that the Ministry and its partners share a goal which is safeguarding the Syrian civilization.

For her part, the Head of the Board of Trustees of Wathiqat Wattan, Dr. Bouthaina Shaabanm stressed the need for combining resources to unify the efforts between the establishments to safeguard and document the Syrian heritage that has been subjected to a systematic campaign seeking to destroy and obliterate it.

Baraa Ali / Hazem Sabbagh

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