MoIC, DAFA Sign Archaeological MoU in Kabul
Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammad Tahir Zuhair signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DAFA on archaeological studies and excavations in Kabul’s Bala Hissar here yesterday, BNA reported.
At the outset, director of Archaeology Institute of Afghanistan, Noor Agha Noori, briefed the ceremony on MoU outcomes, saying they will jointly work with Archaeological Delegation of France (DAFA) on excavations of the fortress as well as would restore the historic area, considering its historical background, the agency quoted. He also said that Agha Khan Development Network has begun the restoration works in the fortress in 2018.
Minister Zuhair praised DAFA and AKDN’s works in Afghanistan, hoping to witness inauguration of the Balla Hissar as the national archaeological park of Afghanistan. “One of the advantages is that we can ask all our international partners to invest in excavations and scientific discoveries, as well as help the Department of Archeology and the Deputy Ministry of Culture and Arts in the field of better excavations of the historical relics. He also said that the Kabul Balla Hissar is probably 3,000 years old. Meanwhile DAFA head briefed the ceremony on their cultural programs, adding that the Fortress would also turn into a recreational park for the people.
At the end, the acting minister and the accompanied officials inspected the restoration works carried out by AKDN.
Monday, November 23, 2020