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President Ghani Attends Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum Opening Ceremony

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday, attended the inauguration ceremony of Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, Presidential Press Office said in a statement.
In the museum, art and historical monuments from all over the world, including Afghanistan, would b displayed in the museum, the statement said. According to the statement, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; French President Emmanuel Macron; and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI were among those present at the grand opening, the statement added.
Main Louvre Museum was situated in the French capital Pairs 35,000 historical monuments were being kept, but governments of UAE and France had agreed to construct similar museum in Abu Dhabi as well, said the statement.
The museum is constructed on artificial island stretched to 24,000 square meters area at the cost of 100 million euro and historical items worth billions of dollar would be put on display. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the museum would help improve the image of UAE in the international arena and it would be a base for culture and art, the statement said.
 

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