The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in order to establish a general framework of cooperation and partnership between the two sides in the field of higher education and scientific research. Signing of the Memorandum came with the signing of a number of Memorandums and agreements during the first ministerial UAE-Ethiopian Joint Committee meeting chaired recently in the city of Abu Dhabi by his Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, and attended by her Excellency Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State. And the Ethiopian side was headed by Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopian Foreign Minister, in the presence of a large number of officials from various ministries, institutions and authorities from both countries. The Ministry was represented in the signing by Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of State, and the Ethiopian side by “Kaba Urgessa” Ethiopian State Minister for Education Affairs, the meeting was attended from the Ministry by "Saif Rashed Al Mazroui" Assistant Undersecretary For Institutional & Support Services, and Ms. Khadija Al Braiki, Head of Cultural Foreign Relationships Department. The Memorandum stressed the need for the exchange of information and experience on priority areas in the field of higher education and scientific research, and to encourage direct communication between the universities and higher education institutions to strengthen their cooperation, as well as the need to encourage holding of seminars, conferences and lectures on topics of mutual interest, and participation in them, and the exchange of visits by officials, experts, researchers and technicians in the various fields of mutual interest, and visits of university students to participate in scientific, cultural and social activities. The Memorandum has special provisions devoted to the exchange of information on academic quality, standards of performance, assessment of results and the development of methodologies, student affairs, alumni, and other items to exchange information relating to qualifications awarded by higher education institutions in both countries, to facilitate mutual recognition of such qualifications.
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