CAIRO: Egypt was re-elected Wednesday as a member state t the Executive Council of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for 2015-2017, assistant to the Foreign Minister Hesham Badr said in a statement.
In the 28th session of the IOC General Assembly held Wednesday, Egypt won the council seat with 93 votes; Morocco had 92 votes and Tunisia had 83 votes. Three out of 40 seats have been allocated for Arab countries.
“Egypt’s winning […] is a new victory that highlights its status in the organization and expresses member states’ confidence in the role that Egypt plays within UNESCO,” said Egyptian ambassador to UNESCO Mohamed Sameh Wednesday.
The Executive council has been elected in 2007 and includes 40 member states. The council’s membership election is carried out every two years.