Qatar’s Candidate for UNESCO Meets Senior Mexican Officials

Mexico City, HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, adviser at the Emiri Diwan and Qatar’s candidate for the post of Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) has met with a number of senior officials in the United Mexican States as part of his current tour of the Caribbean and the South American continent countries.

The Qatari candidate for UNESCO met with Mexican Secretary of Culture Maria Cristina Cepeda. Talks during the meeting dealt with the importance of cultural diplomacy between cultures as well as the threats on the World Heritage as a result of conflicts and wars. HE Dr. Al Kuwari presented his vision for the future of UNESCO.

For her part, the Minister expressed admiration for the Qatari role in the dialogue of civilizations lauding the programs created by Qatar for interaction between different cultures. She wished success to Dr. Al Kuwari and voiced aspiration for cooperating with him in the future.

Meanwhile, the Mexican Foreign Ministry formed a technical team from the Ministries of Education, Culture and Foreign Affairs to meet with the Qatari candidate, where he offered his gave a general presentation on his vision. Then they conducted a detailed discussion about the educational cultural and scientific aspects of Dr. Al Kuwari’s vision.

They also discussed the UNESCO’s financial crisis the Qatari candidate’s vision in means to tackle crisis. HE Dr. Al Kuwari attended to the questions of the participants with regard to the future of the Organization.

HE Dr. Al Kuwari also held a meeting with Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos de Icaza and Vice-Minister for Human Rights and Multilateral Affairs Miguel Ruiz, where a broad discussion was stirred on the Qatari candidate’s vision in addition to Mexico’s role in UNESCO.

HE Qatar’s Ambassador to the United Mexican States Ahmed Abdullah Al Kuwari attended the meetings.

Source: Qatar News Agency