04.02.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Director-General visits Mali with French President François Hollande

© AFP/POOL/Fred Dufour -France's President Francois Hollande (C) flanked by Mali's interim president Dioncounda Traore (R) and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of Bulgaria (L) visit the archives where documents were burnt in Timbuktu.


UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova made a visit to Mali on Saturday 2 February with French President François Hollande and the interim President of Mali Dioncounda Traoré.

The main aim of the visit was to launch the process of reconstruction and safeguarding of the cultural heritage of northern Mali, including the mausoleums of Timbuktu and the city’s fabulous collection of manuscripts.

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