The President Congratulates the Iraqi People on the Inscription of the City of Babylon on the World Heritage List

2019/07/05

President Barham Salih congratulated the Iraqi people on the inscription of the city of Babylon on the World Heritage List.
In a statement on Friday, July 5, 2019, His Excellency confirmed that the city of Babylon has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by the efforts of all good people of Iraq as well as the supporters as friends and brothers, after the city had been forcibly out of the list due to the former rulers’ policies who had neglected this great cultural legacy.
The President said that the will of the loyalists; the sons of Iraq, have refused but to restore to Babylon the stature it deserves. They have continued the night by day and invested all efforts as they present the documents that support the site of Babylon as well as its heritage and history, which has been culminated in a new victory by inscribing Babylon to the World Heritage List after a forcible absence.
The following is the full text: 
"The city of Babylon is inscribed today on the World Heritage List by the efforts of all good people of Iraq as well as supporters as friends and brothers, after city has been forcibly out of list due to the former rulers’ policies; those rulers who had neglected this great cultural heritage and offended it by trying to change its features. 
But the will of the loyalists; the sons of Iraq, has refused but to restore to Babylon the stature it deserves, they have continued the night by day and invested every effort as they present documents that support Babylon’s stature as well as its heritage and history. 
All fair friends and brothers from countries and those concerned with world heritage have stood by this national effort, which have been culminated in a new victory, as Babylon was inscribed on the World Heritage List after a forcible absence.
We congratulate all the people of Iraq on this new victory. Yesterday, the marshes joined the World Heritage List. Today, Babylon joins it. Tomorrow, other archaeological sites will be, God willing, inscribed on this list in order to restore Iraq to the stature it deserves.
Dr. Barham Salih
President of the Republic"
Presedent

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