Pope Tawadros II of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church met on Thursday with the country's nominee for the presidency of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Moushira Khattab.
During the meeting held in the papal headquarters in Cairo, Pope Tawadros II expressed the Egyptian church's support for Khattab's bid for the international position.
Egypt officially nominated in July 2016 the former minister of family and population Moushira Khattab for the position of Director General of UNESCO.
The announcement was made at the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo during a cultural dialogue event titled Egypt, UNESCO and International Cultural Issues, attended by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and foreign minister Sameh Shoukry as well other ministers and prominent figures in Egyptian society.
A former ambassador, Khattab graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in 1967....