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Tue, 09/13/2022 - 19:01
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New UNESCO envoy meets Iran FM

Tehran, IRNA – Newly-appointed director of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office (UTCO) Golda El-Khoury, in the beginning of her mission, met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Tuesday. Singling out Iran’s capability in education, higher education, and technology, especially for women, Amirabdollahian congratulated Ms. El-Khouri and said that UNESCO and Iran have had close relations in such areas as cultural heritage register. The foreign minister criticized the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for overlooking local identities and cultural realities of countries, leaving them in trouble with implementing the document. The Islamic Republic of Iran considers the document in accordance with its own internal laws and cultural characteristics, he noted. El-Khoury briefed Amirabdollahian on her plans for the UNSECO office in Tehran and vowed to do her best to improve its status. The UTCO also coordinates UNESCO’s activities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish