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In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret

The UAE and Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cultural cooperation, with a landmark project in Mosul as a centerpiece of the agreement between the two countries. The reconstruction and restoration historic al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba' minaret of Mosul will continue over the course of five years and will be supervised by a joint committee including representatives of the Emirati and the Iraqi Ministries of Culture, UNESCO, the Iraqi Sunni Endowment, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and ICCROM Regional Office in Sharjah.

In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi(L) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (R) sign an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
A view of the destroyed al-Nuri mosque in the old city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UNESCO representative in Iraq Louise Haxthausen (L), UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (L) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (R) give a joint press conference after the signing of an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
A view of the destroyed leaning minaret (C), dubbed 'the hunchback', or Al-Habda, at the al-Nuri mosque is seen in the old city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UNESCO representative in Iraq Louise Haxthausen (R), UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (L) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (C) give a joint press conference after the signing of an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi signs an agreement with Iraq's minister of culture and UNESCO on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UNESCO representative in Iraq Louise Haxthausen (R), UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (L) give a joint press conference after the signing of an agreement on the reconstruction of Mosul's Al-Nuri mosque, on April 23, 2018 at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (R) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firyad Rawanduzi (C) walk during a visit at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on April 23, 2018 after the signing of an agreement.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi listen to a guide during a tour at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (R) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firyad Rawanduzi (2nd L) tour the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on April 23, 2018 after the signing of an agreement.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
Emirati men walk at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
In pictures: UAE to rebuild historic Mosul's Grand al-Nouri mosque and al-Hadba minaret
UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura al-Kaabi (C) and Iraqi Minister of Culture Firiyad Rawanduzi (2nd R) listen to a guide during a tour at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on April 23, 2018 after the signing of an agreement.