Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Hawas to assert rights of countries with ancient civilisations in Peru conference

Ahram Online (Nevine El-Aref)

Minister of State for Antiquities Zahi Hawass travelled yesterday to Peru on an official four-day visit to participate in the Second International Conference to Recover Stolen Antiquities to be held in the capital city of Lima, whose attendees come from over twenty countries.

At the conference opening session before Peru’s president Alan Garcia Perez and Bolivian President Evo Morales, Hawass will deliver Egypt's speech reminding the attendees that Egypt is the country that called for this conference to convene and that the first conference was held in Cairo in April last year with the presence of thirty countries.

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