08.06.2023, 18:50 36026

Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Met with UNESCO Director-General

Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Met with UNESCO Director-General
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Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu met with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay who is on her first official visit to Kazakhstan, press service of the Kazakh MFA reports.

Minister Nurtleu said that multi-faceted cooperation between Kazakhstan and UNESCO at all levels contributes to the implementation of the UNESCO Charter goals in education, science and culture. He also expressed gratitude to UNESCO leadership for the continued support of Kazakhstan’s initiatives and nominations.

Kazakh Foreign Minister assured that Kazakhstan is strongly committed to further developing cooperation with the Organization and will continue to support the strategic goals of UNESCO, aimed at expanding worldwide access to education, science, technology and information.

In turn, Director-General Azoulay reaffirmed her commitment to collaborate with Kazakhstan in promoting inclusive and sustainable development, including through improvement of the quality of education, protection of biodiversity, promoting cultural diversity, and the promotion of media development. She expressed her readiness to provide all possible assistance to the implementation of major reforms in Kazakhstan within the mandate of the Organization.

Azoulay expressed interest in implementation of new projects, including in the regional format in education, science and culture. In this context, she informed of the transformation of the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office into a Multi-Sectoral Regional Office of the Organization.

It should be noted that Azoulay began her visit to our country by visiting the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi in Turkestan, which is the first of the Kazakhstan’s site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For reference: Kazakhstan is a member of UNESCO since May 22, 1992. Our country is a party to 16 international Conventions of UNESCO. The list of World Heritage includes 5 objects from Kazakhstan, the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage - 13, the Network of Biosphere Reserves - 15, the Register of Documentary Heritage "Memory of the World" - 3, UNESCO Memorial Calendar - 25. There are 5 chairs, 31 associated schools and 190 UNESCO clubs functioning in Kazakhstan.

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