MINSK, 12 October (BelTA) - Belarus and Tajikistan intend to develop cooperation in youth policy. The corresponding agreement was signed at the Tajikistan-Belarus business forum in Dushanbe, BelTA learned from the press service of the Education Ministry.
The document was signed by Belarusian Education Minister Andrei Ivanets and Chairman of the Committee on Youth and Sports at the Government of Tajikistan Abdullo Rahmonzoda. The parties believe that close ties and cooperation in youth policy will contribute to deepening mutual understanding between the younger generations of both countries.
The Tajikistan-Belarus business forum brought together representatives of 73 enterprises, organizations and universities of Belarus who presented their products at the Made in Belarus exhibition. A total of 24 agreements on cooperation in education and science were signed.
Within the framework of the official visit, the Belarusian delegation took part in the forum of university rectors to discuss the prospects for the development of inter-university cooperation between Tajikistan and Belarus hosted by Tajik National University. "In the face of serious challenges, it is important to implement common approaches to improving the quality of education matching the social and economic needs. We need to strengthen cooperation in science, youth affairs and we must use all possible mechanisms for this," Education Minister Andrey Ivanets said welcoming the rectors of the two countries.
Today the universities of Belarus and Tajikistan are implementing 109 agreements (plus 24 new ones concluded at the business forum). As one of the main tasks of fruitful cooperation Belarus places the issues of using the potential of science to further increase the level of education. “Attention to the scientific component of cooperation between our countries is caused not only by the relevance but also by the growing need for accelerated development, stimulation of science and innovation activities as the basis of technological security of the state and the driver of economic growth. In this regard, the Belarusian Education Ministry made a proposal for the university science of the two countries to explore the possibility of implementing joint projects in the development of technologies and equipment in surface engineering, application of multifunctional coatings; medical products and devices; chemical, biological, nano- and IT-technologies. There is also an interest in cooperation in innovative environment as part of the implementation of the University 3.0 project in our country. - triunity of science, education and technological innovations,” the press service of the ministry said.
Today the Belarusian National Technical University is the CIS basic organization for higher technical education. The Center for Education, Science and Culture of Tajikistan operates on its basis. In turn, the Center for Belarusian Education, Science and Culture successfully operates on the basis of its partner university - the Tajik Technical University named after academician M.S. Osimi. These sites are used to implement joint initiatives and conduct joint research.