UNESCO chief calls Iran good partner for further regional cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director-General Irina Bokova hailed Iran for its rich culture and scientific advancements, and described the country as a good cultural partner for UNESCO.

“UNESCO’s regional office in Tehran is important to us and we will soon appoint and introduce a director for the office,” Bokova said in a meeting with Iranian Minister of Science, Research, and Technology Reza Faraji Dana in Paris on Sunday on the sidelines of a UNESCO annual meeting.

Bokova termed Iran as a country with glorious culture and civilization.

Faraji Dana, who is in Paris to attend the 37th UNESCO Summit, has met several of his counterparts on the sidelines of  UNESCO meeting.

UNESCO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the UN Charter.

UNESCO has 195 member States (it recently added Palestine in November 2011) and nine Associate Members.

By Fars News Agency


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