Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry welcoming French Candidate Audrey Azoulay after reaching final round with the Qatari candidate running for UNESCO top post - Photo by Egypt Today Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry welcoming French Candidate Audrey Azoulay after reaching final round with the Qatari candidate running for UNESCO top post - Photo by Egypt Today

Egypt announces support for French UNESCO candidate against Qatar

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017
CAIRO - 13 October 2017: Egypt supports the French candidate in the final round of UNESCO voting due at 18:30 (Cairo local time) against the Qatari candidate, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Friday.





Shoukry expressed to reporters Egypt’s wishes of best luck in the final round to France after Egypt’s candidate Moushira Khattab won only 25 votes in the UNESCO fifth round, while the French Audrey Azoulay received 31 votes.

Egypt’s foreign ministry’s spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid sent Egypt’s congratulations to France’s Azoulay who won the fifth round voting, wishing her success in the final voting a few hours later.





The fifth and last round will see the French candidate Audrey Azoulay who got 31 votes, competing with the Qatari candidate Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari who amassed 22 votes Thursday.


Additional reporting by Nawal Sayed
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