China will consider its inclusion in the Eurasian UNESCO.
The People's Republic of China will consider the issue of joining the Eurasian UNESCO, Jin Yang, Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to UNESCO, told journalists on Monday on the sidelines of the International Forum on the 50th Anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in Kazan.
Earlier, the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, Andrey Belyaninov, proposed the creation of a Eurasian UNESCO, which, among other things, will conduct an inventory of cultural and natural values.
“Specifically, regarding this proposal, it is necessary to see it on paper and get acquainted with all the details and features. In principle, the People's Republic of China strongly welcomes multilateral cooperation organizations on the promotion of cultural values, ethnic and religious aspects. Together with Russia, we are members of both the SCO and BRICS, so we welcome this proposal in every possible way,” - Yang Jin said.
“The times are really difficult; therefore, complications are noted in some issues, but since UNESCO is a multilateral organization operating on the principles of multilateralism, there are always some aspects in which you need to continue working, and, in spite of everything, find the strength to cooperate. Such work helps to overcome difficult times,” - said the Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to UNESCO.
The International forum dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage is being held in Kazan from 5 to 8 December. Thematic events are planned at different venues. Among the participants are leading foreign and Russian experts in the field of World Heritage, representatives of the scientific community, managers of World Heritage sites, experts in culture, ecology, education and religious figures.