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UNESCO Calls for Protection of Cultural Sites in Afghanistan

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Paris, 19 Aug (ONA) —- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called for the protection of Afghanistan's cultural heritage. The agency also demanded a safe environment for artists.

 

Afghanistan is home to two Unesco sites including the Bamiyan valley. Two Buddha statues at the site were blown up by the Taliban in 2001.

 

"It is crucial for the future of Afghanistan to safeguard and preserve these landmarks," UNESCO said in a statement.

 

It added that the country's cultural sites and diverse heritage were a part of Afghanistan's history and identity.

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