Permanent Delegate of Lebanon to UNESCO: Lebanon has placed Tripoli’s International Fair on world heritage list

The Permanent Delegate of Lebanon to UNESCO, Ambassador Sahar Baassiri, on Monday delivered Lebanon's speech at the opening session of UNESCO's Executive Council meeting.

The role of our organization in protecting heritage is very unique. It reflects the importance of communication between our past and our present; this is at the core of the role that culture plays in peace-building. Within this framework, Lebanon has placed a masterpiece of modern architecture, Tripoli's International Fair, designed by Brazilian architect, Oscar Nemyer in the mid-1960s, on the world heritage list, Baassiri said.

Tripoli is one of the oldest eastern Mediterranean cities, which also boasts some of the most beautiful masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. It embraces this unique work in the middle east, which is a vivid expression of the meaning of communication between world cultures, she added.

Source: National News Agency