Chile regrets U.S. withdrawal from Unesco

SANTIAGO – Chile’s Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz considers the U.S. withdrawal from U.N heritage agency, Unesco, as regrettable although he underlines it is a sovereign decision.

Washington announced on Thursday that it would make real its exit from the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (Unesco) on December 31, 2018, a qualified decision of loss for multilateralism.

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“The truth is that we have no further comments, except to regret the fact that while the more countries are members of important organizations, such as Unesco, it is better for the international community,” Muñoz said at the closure of the Forum on Political Dialogue and Cooperation of the Central American Integration System (SICA) and Chile on Saturday.

“We will have to go ahead (in Unesco) without the United States,” he added.