Paris, March 14, AZERTAC
The first meeting of Steering Committee on “Framework Agreement for cooperation in the fields of education, sciences, culture and communication between the Government of Azerbaijan and UNESCO” signed in 2013, was held on March 11 at the UNESCO HQ in Paris, to discuss realization of the Agreement.
Along with the relevant section members of UNESCO, the meeting was also attended by the Azerbaijani delegation.
Azerbaijan's permanent representative to UNESCO Anar Kerimov spoke of the close cooperation between UNESCO and the country, underlined the successes reached during the first years of independence. He reminded the hard days when the country received humanitarian assistance, the sequences of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the economic achievements Azerbaijan gained in short period. He in particular stressed the role and huge contribution of the first lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva in development of UNESCO-Azerbaijani relations.
The meeting of the Steering Committee would promote further development of these ties, he emphasized. He informed about the projects Azerbaijan implements in the frame of UNESCO programs in Tanzania, Liberia, Uganda and Kenya in education and other fields.
“Framework Agreement for cooperation in the fields of education, sciences, culture and communication between the Government of Azerbaijan and UNESCO” signed in Paris, 2013 envisaged Azerbaijan’s providing UNESCO with financial contribution for implementation of many large-scale projects.