MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an international delegation of the UNESCO permanent representatives carried out an inspection of Palmyra.
"We believe that with the common effort of all of us, of all the humanity, putting aside all kinds of politization we could really in a relatively short time make Palmyra what [it] was," Tanaskovic told reporters adding that the decision to reconstruct Palmyra was taken unanimously.
According to Tanaskovic, the UNESCO delegation was currently unable to assess the state of damage in Palmyra as its visit was introductory.
Palmyra and its historic ruins had been under Daesh jihadist group’s control since May 2015.
According to preliminary estimates, some 20 percent of ancient Palmyra was destroyed, while many exhibits were looted from museums. It could take around five years to restore the city.