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  • Conservation work of the West wall, Citadel of Aleppo, Syria, 2001. Involvement in Syria commenced in 1999 in response to a request to AKTC (Aga Khan Trust for Culture) from the Syrian Directorate of Antiquities and Museums to provide technical assistance for the conservation and reuse of the three citadels in Syria : Aleppo, Masyaf and Salah al-Din.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
Aga Khan and President Assad agree on future collaboration

Damascus, 10 November 2001 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims today concluded his eight-day visit to Syria with a second round of extensive discussions with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.