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UNESCO lauds Saudi efforts to promote education

Mon, 2018-05-07 02:44

RIYADH: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) praised Saudi Arabia for its continued efforts to promote science and education.

During the first annual review meeting of this partnership, the two sides discussed future plans.

UNESCO and Saudi Arabia have jointly dealt with the crisis of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the provision of educational opportunities to the displaced people.

The UN organization in a statement issued on Saturday acknowledged the Kingdoms support for its projects of intercultural dialogue, provision of financial assistance to Palestinian university students and strengthening of the Arabic language.

At the meeting with UNESCO, the Kingdoms delegation was led by Dr. Ibrahim bin Yusuf Al-Balawi, the permanent representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the UNESCO.

In April, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat said that Saudi Arabia had been an important partner of UNESCO for a long time, as the two sides were working together on the dissemination of the culture of peace and dialogue between religions and the promotion of the Arabic language and sports.

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