Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin saddened by the news of the US withdrawal from UNESCO. Earlier, the state Department announced that the United States decided to withdraw from the organization on 31 December 2018. In the most UNESCO also deeply regret that Washington has taken such a decision.
Update: UN Secretary-General commented on the US withdrawal from UNESCO
The Kremlin is upset at the news about the us withdrawal from UNESCO. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.
«Sad news,» — quoted Peskov RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the state Department said that the United States decided to withdraw from the UNESCO. This decision was made because of arrears in contributions, the need for reform of the UN and «anti-Israel bias». The official release will be issued on 31 December 2018.
UNESCO said that we regret the decision of Washington. As stated by the Director-General of the organization Irina Bokova, the United States will be a «loss for the UN family». She recalled that UNESCO is the «key to strengthen ties and common heritage of mankind to the forces of hatred and division.»
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