Over 60 international experts and Afghani government representatives met in Orvieto for the 12th work group meeting for the preservation of the Bamiyan World Heritage Site.
The meeting, organised by UNESCO and ISPRA, with the contribution of the Italian and Japanese governments, made it possible for the participants to discuss a series of questions regarding the conservation and management of this jewel of Afghan heritage. Speakers included Afghan Minister for Information and Culture Sayed Makhdoom Raheen and Governor of Bamiyan Ghulam Ali Wahdat.
Tradition of friendship and cooperation between Rome and Kabul
They were joined by Italian ambassador to Afghanistan Luciano Pezzotti and Head of the Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar and Iraq Task Forces Alessandro Gaudiano for the Directorate General for Development of the MFA, who stressed the tradition of friendship and cooperation between Rome and Kabul.
The meeting concluded with a series of results ranging from the definition of priorities for the conservation of the site to the drafting of short-, medium- and long-term strategies, and the envisioning of closer cooperation among governmental authorities, cultural bodies and international organisations.