(MENAFN - Arab News) UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova yesterday visited the premises of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Project for Development of General Education (Tatweer) in Riyadh.
Tatweer Director General Ali Al-Hakami met the UNESCO chief and an accompanying delegation and briefed them on key programs being implemented by Tatweer including the strategic plan for the development of general education in the Kingdom. The briefing dealt with approaches, potential and mechanisms on how to develop education.
Bokova expressed appreciation to the Saudi leadership and government for their keen support and care for the development of education through the allocation of manpower and funding resources.
Tatweer represents one of the biggest initiatives in the Kingdom related to human resource building and investment for future generations, she pointed out.
She expressed her admiration of the plans and programs of the project together with the future vision of education in the Kingdom. She also thanked Tatweer officials for their reception.
The UNESCO chief, who is on a three-day visit to the Kingdom, met earlier with Minister of Education Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Education Khalid Al-Sabti and other senior officials.
Commenting on the visit, Prince Faisal bin Abdullah said it would boost UNESCO's role in improving cooperation to actively spread culture and science worldwide.
Earlier, a number of ambassadors accredited to UNESCO arrived in Riyadh. They represent Palestine, France, Germany, Brazil, Poland and Zimbabwe.
The agenda of the UNESCO chief's program includes visits to historical and cultural sites in the Kingdom.