Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Ciampi: Cooperation with Africa Carries On

After handing back the Axum obelisk to Ethiopia, Italy wants to pursue its cooperation with Africa for the safeguard of the continent's cultural heritage. "We want to cooperate, through multilateral and bilateral agreements, to the preservation of Africa's cultural, environmental and artistic heritage", said president Ciampi, speaking at the Africa Day event. "It is with this spirit we gave the Axum obelisk back to Ethiopia. A further effort is due".

AGI Online

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