Prime Minister of Togo Komi Selom Klassou has expressed his country's support for 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).
This came after a discussion of HE Al Kuwari's program for the advancement of UNESCO during a meeting with the Prime Minister of Togo in the capital Lome last night.On this occasion, Togo's Premier praised the deeply-rooted Qatari -Togolese relations, stressing that the importance of this meeting and reiterating He alse re and the support of the Qatari candidate come as a sincere recognition of the bilateral relations between the two countries, stressing his country's keenness to enhance them.
In this context, Dr. Klassou highly appreciated the Qatari candidate's keenness to meet with African officials, present his vision and listen to their aspirations to contribute in restoring the UNESCO's image.
He stressed that Togo and Africa recognize the noble mission of UNESCO in the education, culture and science fields, adding that the State of Togo after studying the nomination has been satisfied over the efficiently and rich experience of the Qatari candidate and see him as the right person at this important phase of the UNESCO's march.
In this context, he said that Togo and Qatar are leading coordination at vote in international organizations.For his part, HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari thanked the Togolese Prime Minister for providing him with the opportunity to explain his vision for the advancement of UNESCO and discuss his electoral program under the theme "Towards a New Start for UNESCO." He said that Africa has been always a priority for UNESCO, stressing his ongoing efforts aimed at enhancing its position in the future along with conducting permanent consultations with African leaders Africa and its representatives to achieve such a goal.