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Kuwait backs UN efforts to transform global education - minister

Minister Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf
Minister Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf
PARIS, June 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Wednesday said it supports the mission of the United Nations' (UN) cultural agency UNESCO to transform the education sector around the world, citing classroom development as a national priority.
The bulk of Kuwait's national development plans often revolves around the "goal" of educational development, the country's education minister Dr. Ali Al-Mudhaf told a UNESCO-hosted summit in the French capital Paris, highlighting such gatherings as a "valuable" opportunity to hammer out joint plans on the matter.
Addressing more than 140 of his counterparts from around the world, he said his country plans to set in motion a raft of education reforms aiming to build an all-inclusive and complete education system, one that caters to the needs of students of all levels and capabilities, he underlined.
Describing education as the "greatest tool" to boost human capital, UN chief Antonio Guterres threw his weight behind the talks and UNESCO's mission to achieve quality universal education by the year 2030.
Echoing the UN chief's remarks, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay emphasized that the world should strive for "exemplary" education given the challenges in today's world, saying that that the right to learn should be inalienable for everybody. (Pick up previous) mao.nam