"The support of African countries for Egypt's candidate for the UNESCO top post will immensely help it win the prestigious position," said Culture Minister Farouq Hosni in statements he gave after returning home from a visit to Algeria where he attended the second conference of African Culture Ministers.
He said that the conferees were unanimous in backing his candidacy at the coming African summit in Ethiopia in January.
Hosni has already won the backing of Arab countries and gaining that of African States during the Ethiopia summit will shore up his chances to win the post.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Africa's support important step for Egypt to win UNESCO top post
Egypt State Information Service