Castro Meets with UNESCO General Secretary

Campaign News | Tuesday, 20 January 2009

From the Cuban News Agency

Koichiro Matsuura, General Secretary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) met with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana this week.

Raul and the distinguished visitor agreed to continue strengthening cooperation relations between the Caribbean nation and the UN body in charge of promoting development in sectors to which Cuba gives top priority at home and also abroad through its solidarity with other countries.

Matsuura expressed his satisfaction with his visit and sent greetings to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. He also praised the Cuban Government and people for their permanent support of UNESCO’s work.

The UNESCO official stressed that Cuba is an example of what can and should be done in favor of education.

Also present in the meeting were the Cuban Foreign Minister, Felipe Perez Roque; Cuban VP Jose Ramon Fernandez; Cuba’s Permanent Representative at UNESCO and UNESCO’s Permanent Representative in Cuba.

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