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President Geingob of Namibia, thank you for co-chairing this event with Director-General Azoulay.
And I would repeat our thanks to France, Portugal, Lithuania, Qatar, the European Union and the Republic of Korea for their support of this conference.
Distinguished Ministers of Education, delegates, ladies and gentlemen.
I called for this conference because the issue of hate speech cuts to the heart of the polarization and divisions plaguing our world.