Djibouti’s Ambassador to France, Ambassador Ayad Mussab Yahya, was elected as the Chairman of the Executive Council representing Africa in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) at the 218th Executive meeting held in Paris, the capital of France, on Saturday.

Djibouti will hold this position for two years until 2025, after which an election will be conducted by representatives from the 58 member countries.

UNESCO is an organization that advocates for peace, education, technology, and science among its member countries.

The government of Djibouti has shown its commitment to playing a prominent role in the leadership of global and African organizations.

It currently holds the Presidency of the regional organization IGAD, an important entity on the African continent.

Djibouti has achieved crucial financial and institutional developments in sectors such as education, health, maritime affairs, and sports, in line with its 2035 vision.

Its strategic location in Africa, coupled with unique natural resources, has positioned Djibouti as a key trade hub on the continent, attracting investments and strengthening bilateral relations with countries including France, the United States, Russia, Italy, China, and several Arab nations.

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