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Dom. Republic trusts in success of cassava tradition as heritage


Dom. Republic trusts in success of cassava tradition as heritage

Paris, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic's ambassador to UNESCO, Andrés Mateo, today expressed confidence in the success of the multinational proposal to include traditional knowledge about cassava in the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

We have carried out a very consistent work and united many wills around the effort to highlight that ancestral knowledge, in an act of historical importance for the whole region, he told Prensa Latina about the file delivered yesterday by the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti and Honduras.

In a ceremony at the Unesco headquarters in this capital, government representatives of the five countries presented the documentation of candidacy of the traditions accumulated in the elaboration and consumption of cassava as intangible cultural heritage of humanity, in line with the 2003 Convention on the subject.

According to the diplomat and writer, the parties involved worked together for more than a year, in an unprecedented event for Latin America and the Caribbean.

As an added value of the multinational dossier, Mateo highlighted its contribution to strengthening regional identity and the stimulus it represents for other States to work together on initiatives related to intangible heritage.

I believe that joint work is the most relevant in organizations such as Unesco, where the result will always be more optimal because of its multilateral essence,” he said.

The Dominican ambassador insisted that a combination of elements has been brought together around the cassava proposal from his country, Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti and Honduras that encourage the success of the project.


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