Minister of Higher Education meets his Guinean counterpart to discuss mechanisms of cooperation between the two countries
Prof. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research welcomed Dr. Diaka Sidibe, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation of Guinea; and the accompanying delegation, to discuss aspects of cooperation between Egypt and Guinea in the fields of higher education, scientific research and innovation, in the presence of Prof. Ashraf Al-Azzazi, Head of the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector, and Dr. Mustafa Refaat, Advisor to the Deputy Minister for International Cooperation, at the Ministry's headquarters.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Ayman Ashour emphasized the depth of relations between Egypt and Guinea, pointing out that Egypt pays special attention to African relations, and its keenness to maximize and multiply aspects of cooperation with Guinea, establish close cooperation relations and provide full support to Guinean students studying in Egyptian universities in all disciplines.
Prof. Ashour affirmed the Egyptian state's firm orientation to support Guinea in various sectors, especially the higher education and scientific research sector, pointing to the activation of cooperation between Egyptian universities and their counterparts in Guinea to exchange experiences, as well as strengthening cooperation in the field of training and rehabilitation and supporting the capacities of competencies in Guinea in various fields.
The Minister referred to the executive program signed between the two countries; which aims at the participation of Egyptian professors and researchers in the training processes at the universities of Guinea, the conduct of joint applied research, and the exchange of visits by specialists in the fields of higher education, scientific research and technology in the two countries, in addition to the program's provision of scholarships to students of Guinea, pointing to the Ministry's full readiness to accommodate the largest number of these students to study in Egyptian universities, and to provide them with the necessary facilities.
The minister reviewed the experience of higher education and scientific research in Egypt, and the developments in the current stage in the field of providing education and its diversity through the establishment of many private and technological universities to provide modern study programs that keep pace with the requirements of future jobs, pointing to Egypt's interest in scientific research and linking it with industry to support the national economy.
The minister expressed his readiness to sign a new cooperation protocol between the two countries to deepen and develop educational and research relations between the two countries and transfer Egyptian expertise to the Guinean side.
On her part, Dr. Diaka, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation of Guinea, expressed her thanks to the government and people of Egypt; for its support to the Government of Guinea, stressing the distinguished and strong relations between the two countries, expressing its aspiration to benefit from the Egyptian scientific expertise in the advancement of the higher education system, scientific research and innovation in the State of Guinea.