Cuban Minister Makes a Visit to UNESCO

Paris, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Higher Education Minister Jose Ramon Saborido made a visit to UNESCO headquarters today, where he had a fruitful meeting with the Assistant Director-General for the Education Sector, Stefannia Giannini.

According to diplomatic sources, the Minister reaffirmed the support and commitment of his country to continue working together with the organization in the fulfillment of the educational goals; and highlighted the important role it plays in coordinating the objective of sustainable development related to education.

For her part, the Assistant Director-General highlighted Cuba’s leadership in the Latin American and Caribbean region for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and acknowledged its work in this area.

The Cuban system of university studies, the promotion of learning English and French, and the use of new technologies in university education stood out among the topics addressed by their interest for both delegations.

They also agreed on the importance of the Conference on Higher Education (CRES 2018) for the Latin American and Caribbean region, which will take place on June 13 and 14, in Argentina.

At the meeting, the adoption of the Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees at this level of education is expected.

During the visit, the Minister was accompanied by the Cuban Ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo; the director of International Relations of the Higher Education Ministry, Maria Victoria Villavicencio, and the third secretary of the Permanent Delegation, Laura Moriña Medina.

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