Turkish Minister attends lunch honoring UNESCO Director General

UNESCO's sensitivity is a special one to protect cultural heritage in Syria and to attract attention to the humanitarian tragedy there, Celik underlined.

Turkish Minister attends lunch honoring UNESCO Director General

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Omer Celik on Tuesday attended a lunch hosted in honor of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova at Istanbul's Feriye Restaurant.

Speaking at the lunch, Celik said that he thanked UNESCO for approaching a great pain in the region with high sensitivity.

UNESCO's sensitivity is a special one to protect cultural heritage in Syria and to attract attention to the humanitarian tragedy there, Celik underlined.

Bokova, on her part, said that Istanbul was a crucial city connecting the east with the west.

“We are in a location highly meaningful for inter-cultural dialogue,” Bokova also said.

Bokova arrived in Turkey as part of the International Jazz Festival. 

Last Mod: 01 Mayıs 2013, 09:21
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