Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli announced that Khaled el Anani will be nominated for the post of UNESCO director-general during the period between 2025 and 2029.
Madbouli underscored the importance of cooperation between Egypt and UNESCO.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, the premier said that Anani’s candidacy decision was made by the national committee in charge of setting criteria for choosing the best candidates.
Today’s cabinet meeting approved Anani’s nomination for this position, he added.
The premier said Anani has made great and precious contributions to science, education and culture at both the national and international levels.
Madbouli asserted Khaled el Anani’s candidacy for UNESCO post reflects the distinguished relations between Egypt and the international organization.
Egypt’s rich cultural, archaeological, intellectual and scientific heritage is encouraging the country to promote its contributions to education, science and scientific research, added Madbouli.
Egypt is paying a greater attention to UNESCO and has been playing an active role in the prestigious organization, he said.
The premier cited Egypt’s launching in 2020 of a flagship program to support the efforts of African countries to restore their stolen cultural property.
UNESCO had adopted the resolution “Global Priority Africa” to back African countries to restore their stolen relics, held illicitly in several countries around the world.
The elections for choosing new UNESCO director-general will be held in the Paris-based international organization in 2025.