H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, stressed that there are many programmes to support and preserve the heritage of Sharjah at the regional level, as well as future programmes.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan pointed out that the efforts to support and protect cultural heritage programmes to develop the cultural base in line with Sharjah's strategy to promote cultural affairs inside and outside the emirate.
This was stated during chaired the third meeting of the Advisory Council of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, ICCROM, for the Arab Region - Sharjah at its headquarters in the University City.
During the meeting, the Ruler of Sharjah briefed the participants on the general plans and future activities that Sharjah is working with its regional and international partners, the strategic directions of the centre and the proposed plan for the next five years.
He spoke of the major achievements of ICCROM - Sharjah during the past period and the future needs to continue its role, programmes and activities.
Oliver Martin, Chairperson of the Council of ICCROM (International Centre), praised the support of the Ruler of Sharjah and his continuous efforts to preserve the cultural heritage and the initiatives of the Emirate of Sharjah in this area.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Zaki Aslan. Director ICCROM-ATHAR, founding partners from the emirate of Sharjah, members of the Council of ICCROM (International Centre), directors of cultural institutions from the Arab region, and representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.