Araiji discusses means to fight ruins looting with Syrian Ambassador

June 2, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Minister of Culture, Raymond Araiji, on Tuesday met at his office at the Antiquities Department with Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, with whom he took up the issue of looting and smuggling ruins from Syria and the means to fight this crime.

Both discussed the means to receive and hand the antiquities seized on the Lebanese soil.

The Lebanese-Syrian joint committee shall sort the pieces that must be handed to the Syrian authorities.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON