Zakharova: Moscow regrets the U.S. decision to withdraw from the UNESCO

MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. The decision of the leadership of the US withdrawal from UNESCO exacerbates the situation of the organization, and unfortunate.

This is stated in the statement of the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, posted Thursday on the website of the Russian depodesta.

Moscow, the diplomat said, shares the concern of many countries, excessive politicization of UNESCO in recent years. “I hope that the new CEO will make every effort to change the situation and focus on purely humanitarian issues, which will continue fruitful cooperation in the fields of UNESCO’s competence with all countries, including the United States,” she said.

On Thursday, the US announced withdrawal from UNESCO. The decision will come into force on 31 December 2018.