Ambassador Alaa Youssef presented to UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay his credentials as Egypt’s envoy to the international body.
The Foreign Ministry said on Monday the ceremony of presenting the credentials followed a meeting between Youssef and Azoulay on means of promoting cooperation between Egypt and UNESCO as Egypt is currently a member of UNESCO’s executive council and the World Heritage Committee.
The talks also tackled means of enhancing the role of the UNESCO’s regional office in Cairo which is the first foreign office to be established by the Paris-based organization.
Youssef reviewed efforts exerted by Egypt in the fields of education, science and culture.
He noted that Egypt has launched a program for developing primary education which contributed to alleviating the impact of the coronavirus on the educational process.
He also reviewed preparations for opening the new Egyptian museum.
Youssef hailed the efforts exerted by UNESCO to support member states in the fields of education, culture and science.
For her part, Azoulay commended the effective role played by Egypt in the UNESCO.
Source: State Information Service Egypt