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UAE foreign minister meets UNESCO director general

In a bid to strengthen collaboration between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a significant meeting with Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO. The meeting, held in [Location], aimed to accelerate joint cooperation and delve into various cultural, educational, and scientific issues of mutual interest.

UAE foreign minister meets UNESCO director general

During the productive session, both sides engaged in discussions regarding ongoing and prospective UNESCO projects and initiatives. These endeavors are focused on preserving the global cultural and civilizational heritage, ensuring its continuity for future generations. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan extended a warm welcome to Audrey Azoulay, emphasizing the UAE’s unwavering support for UNESCO’s noble goals and programs.

He underscored the organization’s crucial role in sustaining and safeguarding cultural and civilizational heritage as a potent tool for fostering comprehensive and sustainable development in societies. Moreover, Sheikh Abdullah commended Audrey Azoulay for her commendable efforts at UNESCO, highlighting the longstanding and robust relationship between the UAE and the Paris-based organization. This relationship, grounded in shared values and a vision for the preservation of cultural heritage, has flourished over decades, fostering constructive cooperation.

In turn, Audrey Azoulay expressed appreciation for the distinguished cooperation between the UAE and UNESCO, lauding the nation’s continuous support for the organization’s objectives and projects worldwide. The high-level meeting witnessed the presence of notable figures including Sheikh Salem bin Khalid Al Qassimi, Minister of Culture; Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State; and Ali Abdullah Al Ali, Permanent Representative of the UAE to UNESCO, reaffirming the UAE’s commitment to advancing cultural and educational initiatives on the global stage.

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