Commander in Chief orders protection of archaeological and heritage areas and sites » Iraqi News Agency

Baghdad-INA
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani, today, Wednesday, directed the preparation of a package of measures aimed at protecting archaeological and heritage areas and sites.

The spokesperson of the Commander-in-Chief, Major General Yahia Rasool Abdullah of the Special Forces, said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani today chaired the regular meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security”, and indicated: “The developments in the security situation in the country were discussed, the issues on the agenda were discussed, as well as the security and intelligence requirements for the various security and military units were discussed.”
He added: “The meeting witnessed a discussion on (the National Project for Preventive Guidance on the Danger of Drugs and the Protection of Young People from It), presented by the Ministries of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research and the National Security Advisory. The Council directed the adoption of a comprehensive national strategy to combat drugs, which includes well-studied axes that will protect our youth from this dangerous scourge and protect society from its dangers.”
Rasool continued: “The meeting discussed the dossier (safety and protection of archaeological and heritage areas in Iraq, and the inclusion of cultural properties in the international list) submitted by the National Security Advisory and the General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage of the ministry. of Culture.”
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces instructed the Council of Advisors, the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Authority for Antiquities and Heritage to study the file and work on the preparation of a package of measures aimed at the protection of archaeological and finds. heritage areas and locations and protecting them against manipulation and theft.