Turkey has shaped diplomacy as we know it today, says UN official

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UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the Minister of National Education of Turkey, H. E. Nabi Avci, January 2015. © UNESCO,

The traditions of Turkey have shaped diplomacy as we know it today, according to the head of the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

Irina Bokova made the remarks during her speech delivered at the 7th Annual Conference of Ambassadors in the capital city of Ankara on Monday.

Ms Bokova also hailed Turkey as an "influential economic leader, a strategic power and a global voice".

The country is currently presiding over the G20, an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies.

She said she looked forward to strengthening cooperation with UNESCO.

Her speech was also presented as part of the 70th anniversary of the agency celebrated in 2015.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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