Minister Shahid calls on countries to strengthen cooperation on respecting and recognising cultural diversity as the cornerstone of multilateralism.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives,
22 May 2021, Maldives

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, today participated in the High-level Event on “Culture and Sustainable Development” convened by the President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Volkan Bozkir, in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Minister Shahid delivered the statement during the High-level plenary session of this event. He spoke on the importance of culture which acts both as an enabler and a driver of sustainable development. He noted the need to mainstream culture into all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and called on countries to preserve culture for a more inclusive world.