In a virtual ceremony, Minister of Arts, Culture, and Heritage, Honourable Ms. Yumna Maumoon and European Union Ambassador to the Maldives, H.E Denis Chaibi, launched a website to commemorate the Coral Stone Mosques of Maldives (www.coralstonemosques.com).
The website was developed by renowned local architect Mr. Mauroof Jameel, with the support of the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage, and funded by the European Union.
The coral stone mosques of Maldives are a series of culturally and architecturally unique sites comparable to the uniqueness of the Maldives. The surviving mosques distributed throughout the country are the last of their kind and have become monuments of outstanding value that need to be protected for the future. The website has been developed with the aim of documenting these sites of cultural heritage, as well as to support the Maldives’ efforts to list the monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Along with Minister Yuman Maumoon and Ambassador Denis Chaibi, the virtual ceremony was attended by Mr. Mauroof Jameel, Minister of States for Arts, Culture and Heritage of the Maldives Mr. Mohamed Thoriq, Head of Political, Trade and Communications Section at the Delegation of the European Union to the Maldives Mr. Thorsten Bargfrede, Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Arts, Culture and Heritage Mr. Shamun Hameed, Director General of National Centre for Cultural Heritage of Maldives Ms. Hawwa Nazla, Developer of Coral Stone Mosques of Maldives website Mr. Muawwaz Yoosuf.