ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoul in Paris.
As the Prime Minister's press service reports, Pashinyan emphasized the importance of cooperation between the Armenian government and UNESCO and reaffirmed our country's support for humanitarian missions carried out by this organization in various parts of the world. The Prime Minister noted that Armenia attaches great importance to further strengthening sustainable cooperation with UNESCO and the organization's constant attention to the preservation of cultural heritage in the region. The head of the Cabinet of Ministers emphasized that the Republic of Armenia is committed to promoting education as a powerful tool for educating young generations in the spirit of peace, dialogue, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination.
The Prime Minister added that the government fully supports the proposal of Yerevan State University to establish a UNESCO Chair on education and the prevention of genocide, and noted that education is a powerful tool to prevent genocide.
Audrey Azule thanked Nikola Pashinyan for participating in the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference and praised Armenia's efforts to preserve the rich cultural heritage. The Director-General of UNESCO noted that her organization is interested in developing and expanding cooperation with Armenia in these areas.
The interlocutors exchanged views on cooperation between UNESCO and Armenia, the goals and directions of the organization's activities, touched, in particular, the prospects for developing cooperation in the fields of science, education and preservation of cultural heritage. The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia Araik Harutyunyan also took part in the meeting.