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Mobile Exhibition of Group 77 and China Kicks Off.

Salalah, Mar 26 (ONA)-----The Mobile Exhibition of the Group of 77 and China started today at the Directorate-General for Heritage and Culture in Dhofar Governorate. The Exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the World Heritage Convention. The Opening ceremony was patronised over by Sheikh Salim bin Oufait al-Shanfari, Head of Dhofar Municipality and lasts for 8 days. The Sultanate displays pictures of four sites. They are Bahla Castle at Al Jabal Al Akhdhar foothills, Bat archaeological site in A'Dhahirah Governorate, 'Luban' Frankincense archaeological sites in Dhofar Governorate and Omani Aflaj, one of the oldest irrigation systems in the world. Ghana, Honduras, Peru, the Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Uruguay, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gambia, China, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Afghanistan, the Comoros, Mauritius, Namibia, Nicaragua, Burundi, Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Venezuela and Viet Nam take part in the exhibition. The exhibition aims to promote awareness and to increase social awareness of the values of cultural heritage, and involving the Community institutions in the protection and development of sites, as well as opening up new prospects for long-term sites and publish information about the sites listed on the World Heritage List and highlight the human heritage. The Group of 77 is the beginning of a nucleus of an alliance of a number of developing nations that aim to promote economic interests capable of creating joint negotiating capacity within the United Nations. It currently has expanded to 130 countries. ----Ends/MN/FS

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Date:Mar 26, 2013
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