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Rashid Alimov: Greater interaction between the SCO and UNESCO will contribute to the dialogue of cultures and civilizations. The SCO Secretary-Gener
20.09.2017 13:21

SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov had a meeting withDirector-General ofUNESCO Irina Bokova atthe UNESCO office inNew York City.

They discussed cooperation prospects betweenthe SCO and UNESCO inthe cultural, humanitarian and education areas.

In view ofthe SCO's solid foundation forstrengthening mutual understanding, bringing cultures closer together and their mutual enrichment, aswell asspreading information and knowledge abouttraditions and customs ofthe peoples inthe SCO countries, systematic joint efforts withUNESCO are regarded asa key element indeveloping and enhancing relations betweenthe SCO and the specialised agencies ofUNESCO.

"The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation highly values UNESCO's unique contribution tothe coordination ofinternational cooperation ineducation, science, culture and communication. UNESCO also plays a major role inestablishing close civilisational contacts betweenpeoples," SCO Secretary-General Rashid Alimov said.

"The SCO's active efforts inthe cultural and humanitarian sphere, ineducation, aswell asthe presence ofnumerous cultural heritage objects inthe SCO countries complement the key activities and the UNESCO's mandate which, inturn, makes the SCO a very important and needed partner forus," UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said.

The parties agreed tomaintain regular contacts betweenthe two organisations' secretariats forthe purpose ofdeveloping mutually beneficial collaboration.

The conversation was held ina warm and friendly atmosphere.

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