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Naira Badalian

Pashinyan: Armenia attaches great importance to UNESCO`s constant  attention to the preservation of cultural heritage in the region

Pashinyan: Armenia attaches great importance to UNESCO`s constant  attention to the preservation of cultural heritage in the region

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.

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