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Event Details

26/10/2022

Under to the patronage of the President of the Republic: Minister of Higher Education inaugurates 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, will take part in the activities of the Sixth Francophone Ministerial Conference in Egypt, 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, which is held in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt.

Prof. Ashour pointed out that the week's activities include organizing workshops in various fields, including a workshop on the scientific activity of the Francophonie in Egypt, another on international meetings, and a workshop on the "Conference of the Francophonie Deans", as well as a workshop on "Scientific exploration of the Francophone in international meetings, and launching a global Francophone network in the field of artificial intelligence, a workshop on the dissemination of scientific research, in addition to a meeting with a number of university youth from the participating countries (the Francophone Youth Club), which is the first of its kind, and the results of workshops for international meetings will be reviewed.

The minister added that holding the activities of the Francophonie Week, before which Egypt joined the agency's board of directors and allocated an office for the agency at Cairo University, coincides with the completion of the construction work of the House of Egypt in the university hostel in Paris, which effectively contributes to the dispatch of Egyptian scholars to French universities, by providing housing for Egyptian students studying in the capital, Paris, for their residence and sponsorship throughout the duration of the missions, as well as to enhance cooperation and support cultural, civilizational, and educational activity between the two countries.

Dr. Adel Abdel Ghaffar, Media Adviser and Official Spokesperson for the Ministry, said that the activities of the second edition of the International Week of Scientific Francophonie, organized by the Francophone University Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, during the period from 25 to 28 October, with the participation of a number of ministers, experts, university presidents, and leaders of the Ministry of Higher Education, higher education and scientific research, and a group of public figures.

The official spokesman for the ministry added that the conference will have the participation of about 24 ministers from different countries of the world, to exchange ideas, visions and proposals to reach the final image on the "Manifesto for Francophone Scientific Diplomacy", the idea of which was launched during the Fifth Ministerial Conference held in Bucharest, Romania in September 2021.

Prof. Ashraf Al-Azzazi, Head of the Cultural Affairs and Missions Sector, pointed out that the Francophone University Agency (AUF) was established in 1961, and is one of the first university organizations in the world, with 1000 member institutions from 118 countries. Its mission is to promote and support the emergence of new skills for the comprehensive economic development of societies, adding that this week is the second of its kind, and the first week was previously held during September 2021 in Bucharest. The agency's vision and strategic plan from 2021 to 2025 is to develop diplomacy and expand its base by supporting and strengthening relations between the ministers of higher education in the member states, as well as spreading the concept of scientific la Francophonie and providing the necessary tools to activate it.

Mr. Ahmed Al-Sheikh, permanent representative of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, pointed out to the regularity of the procedures for receiving delegations and guests participating in the activities of the Sixth Francophone Ministerial Conference in Egypt, referring to the efforts made by the committee formed by the Ministry of Higher Education to receive the participants in the conference activities, explaining that the committee holds periodic meetings; to follow up all the procedures for housing and receiving the delegations participating in the conference, and to overcome all the difficulties they face.