China, Unesco to strengthen cooperation

Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong Sunday called on his country and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to strengthen cooperation in more fields.

Liu made the remarks while meeting Irina Bokova, the director-general of Unesco, Xinhua reported.

Liu said the Chinese government attaches great importance to the cooperation with Unesco, and China is willing to work with UNESCO to broaden cooperation areas and deepen cooperation content through various means.

China is willing to strengthen cultural and people-to-people exchanges with other countries and make contribution to the sustainable development of human beings, Liu said.

Bokova spoke highly of the relation between China and Unesco, while calling for more cooperation in education, science and culture.

Liu and Bokova also attended the opening ceremony of Unesco Creative Cities Beijing Summit.