The US withdrawal from UNESCO does not affect the work of the organization, said Matvienko

© 2017 AFP / Miguel Medina the UNESCO Logo. Archival photoThe US withdrawal from UNESCO does not affect the work of the organization, said Matvienko© 2017 AFP / Miguel Medina

The US withdrawal from UNESCO will affect the work of this organization, she will continue to carry out their important humanitarian mission is convinced the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

On the eve of the US said the decision to withdraw from UNESCO. The country will remain a member of the organization until 31 December 2018, and from 2019 will be in observer status.

«UNESCO is not a political organization, and I can only Express the deepest regret at this decision of the United States. But I am sure that UNESCO will continue to work and carry out their very important humanitarian mission,» said Matvienko at a briefing.

She stressed that UNESCO is the organization that does much for the development of humanitarian, cultural cooperation, cooperation in the field of education, implementation of joint international projects of preservation of historical and cultural heritage.

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