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President Vladimir Putin met with Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

July 31, 2000, Moscow

When greeting the distinguished guest, the President said that Russia attached great importance to the development of relations with the UN and UNESCO. Mr Putin emphasised that cooperation with UNESCO was crucial because of the reforms in Russia. The President supported the current reforms aimed at making UNESCO a more effective organisation.

July 31, 2000, Moscow