Under the title "History of Tyre through archeology", the Ministry of Culture - Directorate General of Antiquities, the Council for Development and Reconstruction, the French Institute in the Near East and UNESCO - Regional Office in Beirut organized an international conference in cooperation with the French Agency for Development, the Cultural Mission in the Embassy of France, Italian Cooperation Office and the Municipality of Tyre under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and in the presence of the Minister of Culture Mr. Gabe Lyon, Ambassador of France to Lebanon Mr. Denny Pieton, President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, Eng. Nabil El-Jisr, Mayor of Tyre Mr. Hassan Dabouq and other figures. The President of the Council considered that the project aims to achieve two main components: First, to provide conditions that promote economic development and contribute in improving the quality of life in the center of the historic cities and, second, to improve the means of protecting the architectural and cultural heritage of Lebanon and promote means for its management. He pointed out that these two elements would contribute in stimulating economic activity and advance the well-being of the population of these cities. He also considered that this symposium is only a part of an integrated program of the cultural heritage project which is allocated to the city of Tyre. This project has reached advanced stages as the Council has completed the rehabilitation work needed for a large part of the city and repaired its architecture and historic sites.