China would continue to actively participate in and support the work of UNESCO, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.
Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks when asked to comment on the decisions of the U.S. and Israel to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
According to Hua, the principle is to boost international cooperation in education, science and culture, promote mutual understanding and integration between different cultures.
He added that the organisation was set up to maintain world peace to achieve common development.
“We hope all countries can contribute to this aim,’’ the spokesperson said, adding China is willing to cooperate with other countries in this regard.