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Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade to visit UNESCO on Tuesday

Paris – The President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade, will visit UNESCO on Tuesday April 8 and address the 166th session of the Organization’s Executive Board, (April 4 to 16) at the invitation of the Board’s Chairperson, Aziza Bennani (Morocco).

The Senegalese President will take the floor at 3 p.m. (Room X). Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will award a UNESCO medal to the President on this occasion.

The President of Senegal is due to meet the Director-General at 2.30 pm., before addressing the Executive Board.

President Abdoulaye Wade, a former professor at the University of Dakar and former Dean of its Faculty of Law and Economics, was born in 1926 in Saint-Louis (Senegal). He was elected president in March 2000.

The Executive Board numbers 58 members, elected by UNESCO’s General Conference.

Journalists wishing to report on the visit should request accreditation from UNESCO’s Press Service, tel. +33 (0)1 45 68 17 47 - fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 56 52

Source Media Advisory N°2003 - 30
Publication Date 03 Apr 2003
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