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25 Mar 2019

Belarus’ ambassador presents credentials to UNESCO Director-General

Belarus’ ambassador presents credentials to UNESCO Director-General
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MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France, Belarus’ Permanent Representative to UNESCO Igor Fisenko has presented credentials to Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay. The official ceremony took place in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on 25 March, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in France.

After the ceremony, Igor Fisenko and Audrey Azoulay discussed the state and prospects of cooperation between Belarus and this international organization.

The ambassador noted that since Belarus joined UNESCO in 1954, the country has been actively involved in the organization’s activities and was elected to the UNESCO Executive Board five times. “Belarus has a wealth of experience in many areas of expertise of the organization: education, science, culture and sport, and is ready to share its best practices with all interested parties. For many centuries our country has been building interfaith and interethnic peace and is doing its best to promote order and accord not only in Belarus, but also in the entire region,” Igor Fisenko said.

Audrey Azoulay expressed appreciation for Belarus’ constructive cooperation with UNESCO and for the great efforts to promote education, culture, science and sport. She emphasized the importance of the efforts of the Belarusian state to maintain interethnic peace, preserve the memory of WWII victims and promote UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

In conclusion Igor Fisenko gave Audrey Azoulay the book Belarusian Treasures of UNESCO published in 2018 under the auspices of Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei.

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