APP74-23 PARIS: January 23 – Pakistan has assumed the presidency of Asia and Pacific (ASPAC) in UNESCO for the period from January, 2020 until December, 2020. Mr. Moin-ul-Haque, Ambassador of Pakistan to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO will lead the ASPAC Group for the year 2020. Indonesia will be the Vice Chair while Republic of Korea will be the Secretary of the Group. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jan 23 (APP):Pakistan has assumed the presidency of Asia and Pacific (ASPAC) in UNESCO for the period from January to December, 2020.

Ambassador of Pakistan to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Moin-ul-Haque will lead the ASPAC Group for the year 2020. Indonesia will be the vice chair while Republic of Korea will be the secretary of the group, a message received here on Thursday from Paris said.

The UNESCO has six regional groups, with ASPAC being the second largest with 44 member states.

Pakistan remains committed to UNESCO’s principles enshrined in its constitution. As ASPAC Chair, Pakistan will constructively engage with member states to strengthen UNESCO to foster better understanding for global peace and stability.