The Minister of Higher Education met with his counterpart in South Sudan to discuss education and scientific cooperation

Hamdi Abdullah – Cairo Thursday, June 2, 2022 03:28 pm – Dr. Khaled Abdel Gaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research said on Thursday. Gabriel Changson Chang, South Sudan’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, and his accompanying delegation; To discuss ways of cooperation between the two countries in the field of science, technology and innovation at the Special Education Complex in New Cairo.

At the beginning of the meeting. Khaled Abdel Gaffar, referring to the depth of relations between Egypt and South Sudan, noted that Egypt pays special attention to Africa, especially the Nile basin countries, emphasizing Egypt’s interest in maximizing and multiplying aspects of cooperation with Egypt. Close cooperative relations with South Sudan, and for the full support of our Sudanese students studying in Egyptian universities on all issues.

Dr. confirmed. Abdel Gaffar reaffirmed the Egyptian state’s strong commitment to supporting South Sudan in various fields, particularly in the field of higher education, pointing to the activism of cooperation between Egyptian universities and their partners in South Sudan, as well as strengthening cooperation in the field. Support training and rehabilitation and skills development in South Sudan in various fields.

Dr. indicated. Abdel Gaffar stressed the importance of Egypt’s educational and research cooperation with the South Sudanese state, emphasizing the importance of activating the Alexandria University branch in Tong in the next few months, and hoped for increased cooperation between the two countries. Two countries in the near future.

The Minister referred to the executive program signed between the two countries; Aiming to involve Egyptian professors and researchers in training activities at South Sudanese universities, and to conduct joint applied research and exchange visits for experts in higher education, scientific research and technology between the two countries. The provision of scholarship programs for South Sudanese students indicates that the Ministry is fully prepared to allow the largest number of students to study at Egyptian universities and to provide them with the necessary facilities.

Dr. on his behalf. Gabriel Changson Chang, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the State of South Sudan, thanked the Government and people of Egypt; In support of the South Sudanese government, emphasizing the strong and distinguished relationship between the two countries, South Sudan expressed its desire to benefit from Egyptian scientific expertise in advancing higher education, science and technology in the state.

During the meeting, they discussed ways of cooperating between Egypt and South Sudan on the annual proposed scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from the South Sudanese state to study in Egypt, as well as strengthening bilateral cooperation between Egyptian universities and their counterparts in the South. Sudan implements training programs in many branches, as well as for students in South Sudan. Students at Egyptian universities according to their specialties.

During the meeting, the two sides signed an amendment to the Executive Program for Cooperation in Higher Education between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Arab Republic and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic. South Sudan for the year 2020/2023.

The meeting was witnessed by the Egyptian side, d. Ayman Ashur, Deputy Minister of University Affairs and more. Ashraf Al-Azzaji, Head of Culture and Mission Sector and Dr. Hajar Saif al-Nasser, Acting Head of the Central Department of International Student Affairs, and from South Sudan, Gatluk Shavish Niavilla, Acting Ambassador, Mr. Yogo Edwar, Legal Adviser, Mr. Charles Magic Chung, Director of Training at the Ministry, and Mr. Michael Minyang Engong, Embassy Culture Attach was present.

It should be noted that the number of grants provided by the Arab Republic of Egypt to the State of South Sudan under the executive program between the two countries for the year 2020/2023 is as follows: (400 grants), including: 300 university grants and 100 grants for postgraduate studies.

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