The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace voiced regret on Tuesday following the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The flames damaged the 12th-century cathedral, located in the heart of Paris, the previous day, sending shock waves across the world.
In a statement, Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, president of the Council said, the world is in shock and pain following this terrible incident which has damaged one of the most important historical and religious landmarks in the world. He relayed the Council’s solidarity with the government and people of France.
The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace attaches great importance to the preservation of historical monuments, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, because of their cultural significance not only for the French people but also the world, Al Jarwan added.
Al Jarwan noted the concerted efforts by French authorities to control the fire, expressing his hopes that reconstruction efforts will be able to preserve the historical landmark.