SANAA, The parliament on Wednesday held its sessions for the second period of the first half-year of the 14th annual session today under the chairmanship of its Speaker Yahya al-Ra'i.

At the session, the parliament reviewed part of the report submitted by the Committee of Information, Culture and Tourism on the irregularities committed the historic cities in Yemen and the warning issued by UNESCO of removing them from the World Heritage List.

The report of the parliamentary committee pointed out that the irregularities are concentrated in the old city of Sanaa, the historic city of Zabid, the city of Shibam Hadramout and the Socotra archipelago.

The Committee emphasized that responsibility for the preservation of historic cities is a shared responsibility with the relevant bodies.

In its report, the Committee addressed a number of conclusions and observations and made suggestions for solutions.

The parliament will complete its review of this report at a future meeting.

The parliament had started its session by reviewing the minutes of its previous meeting and approved it, and will continue its work next Saturday, God willing.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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