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Event Details

26/10/2022

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research participate in the activities of the Sixth Francophone Ministerial Conference in Egypt

Under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, Prof. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, participated today in the activities of the Sixth Francophone Ministerial Conference in Egypt, which is hosted by the Ministry and organized by the University Agency for Francophonie within the framework of the second edition of the International Week of Scientific Francophonie, held in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt, from 25 to 28 October, in the presence of Prof. Salim Khalbous, Dean of the University Agency for Francophonie, Prof. Soren Campino, President of the University Agency for Francophonie, with the participation of Prof. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, Prof. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education, Prof. Mahmoud Esmat, Minister of Enterprises Sector, in addition to heads of Egyptian universities, institutes, research  centers and a group of officials from the University Agency for Francophonie, academics and participating youth from member states of the University of La Francophonie, leaders of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and a number of public figures.

 In his speech, Prof. Abdellatif Mirawi, Minister of Higher Education of the State of Morocco, indicated that this scientific week is an opportunity to reaffirm the role of universities in the world, and to emphasize Egypt's pivotal role in developing education and scientific research, adding that Morocco is particularly interested in respecting the diversity and difference of cultures, praising the measures that contributed to the development of education and scientific research, strengthening aspects of cooperation between Morocco and the French Scientific Agency in Morocco and the articles related to the framework agreement for the establishment of a number of employment centers in Moroccan universities, as well as proceeding with the establishment of the regional administration for Africa and North Africa in Morocco.

Prof. Miraoui said that the educational system faces major challenges, stressing the importance of empowering youth and investing in education, as well as the importance of developing a strategy for international cooperation, noting the role played by Morocco in reforming education through a strategy that includes 4 directions, including (academic excellence, practical excellence, and scientific excellence). and the national innovation of the university), explaining that the current trend confirms the multiplication of the preparation of young people, and this is what distinguishes the continent, noting that Africa is able to meet its challenges through the human element, which is an essential component for achieving comprehensive and sustainable development.

 

Prof. Abbas Al-Halabi, the Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education, thanked President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for sponsoring this conference, saluting the Francophone Agency for its support and assistance in developing a national strategy for education, pointing to the interest in supporting the permanent stability of Lebanese universities, focusing on the quality of education and supporting scientific research.

In his speech, Prof. Adama Diadara, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire, stressed that higher education and scientific research are of great importance in the African continent, noting that the President of Ivory Coast was tasked with training and qualifying human resources in the country, to provide basic solutions, adding that the Ivory Coast government is investing a lot of money in cooperation with the Francophone Agency; in order to face the lack of resources, reduce unemployment, and seek effective solutions, noting that the Francophone Agency project presents a number of proposals that the state cares about.

In his speech, Prof. Naron Hang Chuan, Minister of Higher Education, Youth and Sports of the State of Cambodia, stressed the importance of the role of higher education in meeting scientific needs, protecting the environment and combating climate change, noting that there is a developing a strategy to achieve quality education, improve teacher training and train cadres in order to achieve an economic renaissance and work to achieve diplomacy, scientific and international cooperation in the scientific field, as well as focusing on digital technology among university facilities, emphasizing the focus on quality and facing the challenges of the 21st century, and proposing the establishment of a dual diploma for all parties in the agency in accordance with Vision 2030, noting that Cambodia's education plan aims to increase the number of researchers and reforming the training system, stressing the need to enhance cooperation with all universities and turn them into platforms for discussion worldwide.

In her speech, Ms. Delphine Emmanuel, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the State of the Congo, thanked Egypt for the hospitality and warm reception, and pointed out in her speech the importance of the role and activities of the Agency in the Central African region and the strengthening of support and cooperation between scientific institutions and Francophone countries, noting the importance of this event addressing artificial intelligence, and its applications, and support for scientific research in this field, especially among young people, as well as the importance of activities to support women, and to promote virtual education, in order to eliminate ignorance in Africa.

In his speech, Prof. Nassimi Manigat, Minister of Higher National Education and Vocational Training in Haiti, expressed his thanks to the Francophone Agency and the Egyptian state, pointing out that the event represents an opportunity to discuss the future of Francophonie, and to support cooperation and solidarity between universities in the development of education and scientific research, praising the agency's initiative in gathering Francophone youth to follow up on what the world is going through a linguistic transformation and the intrusion of the scientific field.

In her speech, Prof. Biljana Skipanovic, Minister of Research for Science and Technology of the Republic of Montenegro, referred to her country's interest in higher education, stressing the need for close cooperation with the University Agency of Francophonie, especially in the field of supporting scientific diplomacy for French-speaking countries, praising the presence with young people and their representation at the conference as they are the builders of the future, stressing the need to support young people and provide strong foundations for learning.