Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem has sent a message of congratulations to Irina Bokova, who was elected as UNESCO General Director at the organisation’s 35 th General Assembly plenary session in Paris on Oct.15.
Irina Bokova, who is the Bulgarian Ambassador to France and Bulgarian Permanent Representative to UNESCO, has been the first woman in the world to lead UNESCO.
In the message, the Vietnamese Deputy PM said he believes that under the leadership of Irina Bokova, UNESCO will continue to play its important role as the largest intellectual cooperation agency of the UN, especially in solving current global problems.
He expressed his hope that the fine relations between UNESCO and Vietnam would be constantly developed.
The same day, President of the Vietnam National UNNESCO Committee and Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son also sent a message of congratulations to the UNESCO leader./.