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Failaka place eyed on ‘World Heritage List’ Kuwait to raise issue

MANAMA, Dec 3, (KUNA): Kuwait seeks to add five archaeological sites on Failaka Island to the UNESCO World Heritage List, said Director of the Department of Archeology and Museums in the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Shehab Abdulhamid on Monday.

Speaking to KUNA, Abdulhamid said the NCCAL will raise the issue during its attendence of the meeting of the Bahrain-based Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH).

Registering the sites on the list is vital towards their preservation and will help the training of NCCAL employees on how to best handle these relics, he added.

The three-day regional (ARC-WH) meeting, which is held on an annual basis, aims to enhance Arab efforts in supporting archeological sites in the region.

It will discuss the nominees for the World Heritage List, and a number of internal issues, such as the organization of the World Heritage Convention on the national level and other management-related matters.

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