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PARIS, October 2 (Itar-Tass) - Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov on Tuesday signed an agreement on the strengthening of cooperation of the republic with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He is in Paris on a working visit.
“We are ready to continue to promote the UNESCO ideals also in the future,” said Khamitov. Together with the UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova he opened an exhibition of Bashkortostan’s cultural heritage.
This year marks 15 years since the beginning of cooperation between UNESCO and Ufa. Representatives of the republic are involved in the projects: “National education: from infancy to high school” and Inclusive Education. A network of UNESCO Associated Schools is developing in the republic. One of the three Russian schools that implement the international pilot project “School of the Future” is located in Bashkortostan. The development and introduction in the study process of information and communication technologies is conducted under the project jointly with advanced schools of Belarus, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
“The document we have signed is to bring cooperation with Bashkortostan to a new level,” said Bokova. She recalled that many world-famous cultural figures come from the republic in South Urals. Feodor Chaliapin and Rudolf Nureyev started their creative career in Ufa. Author of “The Scarlet Flower” Sergei Aksakov, artist Mikhail Nesterov, violinist Vladimir Spivakov were born in Bashkortostan.