Homs, – A press conference was held on Thursday in Palmyra archeological city about the restoration of the archeological and historical

monuments in the city which suffered massive devastation and sabotage by ISIS terrorists.

The press conference was attended by representatives of 14 member states in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

Organization (UNESCO) in addition to more than 150 reporters representing international media outlets from Russia, China, the United States, Britain,

Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

In a speech during the conference, the Serbian representative at UNESCO Darko Tanaskovic said: This is a very important moment since it will

mark the start of work to rebuild the archeological city of Palmyra.

We are here to launch the necessary measures taken by UNESCO for the restoration of Palmyra in order to find the world’s identity, memory and

history that terrorism is trying to destroy, Tanaskovic explained, noting that “Palmyra suffered massive destruction, but we have an important opportunity to restore it to return to its former state and this is the essence of our mission now.

He pointed out that the representatives at UNESCO and the reporters will work as a team to restore the archaeological sites not only in Palmyra but

in all places that suffered damage.

For her part, Permanent Delegate of Russia to UNESCO Eleonora Mitrofanova said that specialized teams estimated that the restoration process in Palmyra needs five to seven years, adding: We are

here today to start talks on how to develop a strategy and a work plan for restoration, noting that discussions and meetings are to be held in

Berlin soon regarding the Syrian antiquities.

Army units in cooperation with the popular defense groups backed by the Syrian and Russian Air forces restored security and stability to Palmyra city on March 27 after a series of major operations.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

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Homs, - A press conference was held on Thursday in Palmyra archeological city about the restoration of the archeological and historicalmonuments in the city which suffered massive devastation and sabotage by ISIS terrorists. The press conference was attended by representatives of 14 member states in the United Nations Educational,...