PM Al-Sudani meets with the Director-General of UNESCO at his Residence in Paris

  • 27-01-2023, 14:17
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    Prime Minister Mohammed S. Al-Sudani, met with the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ms. Audrey Azoulay, at his residence in Paris, in the presence of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Culture and the Iraqi Ambassador to France.
    The media office of the Prime Minister stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that “The meeting focused on discussing ways to consolidate cooperation between Iraq and UNESCO and to build partnerships that promote sustainable development in the sectors of culture, education, and various fields of science.”
    The statement added, “The Prime Minister appreciated UNESCO's initiative in reviving the spirit of Mosul and the reconstruction of Al-Nouri Mosque, looking forward to  UNESCO's support to include more Iraqi sites on the World Heritage List and contributing to the vocational training of workers and the development of the education sector.
    Al-Sudani expressed the government's willingness to cooperate with UNESCO by establishing training and development programs for intermediate-level staff, to implement small and medium projects in a way that helps provide job opportunities for young people within the efforts of promoting sustainable development plan, stressing the aspiration for Iraq to have a significant presence in the Executive Board of UNESCO.
    For her part, Ms. Azoulay highlighted the distinguished relationship with Iraq for the historical wealth it represents. She emphasized that the revival of the city of Mosul is the largest project led by UNESCO in terms of size and importance.
    The Director-General of UNESCO confirmed that the organization is moving ahead with a technical and vocational training project in Iraq and welcomed Iraq's nomination to the Executive Board of UNESCO.