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20 February 2020, 15:00

Belarus, Egypt to step up cooperation in higher, post-graduate education

MINSK, 20 February (BelTA) – The executive program between the governments of Belarus and Egypt on cooperation in higher and post-graduate education was signed during Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko's visit to Cairo on 20 February, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Education Ministry.

The document was signed by Education Minister of Belarus Igor Karpenko and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt Khalid Abdul Ghaffar.

Other joints projects in education include a joint engineering department by the Belarusian National Technical University and Tabbin Institute for Metallurgical Studies. The first students were enrolled in October 2019. They are studying Russian now. In autumn they will be enrolled as first-year students of the Belarusian National Technical University. “The implementation of joint projects by the Belarusian National Technical University with Tabbin Institute for Metallurgical Studies and the Belarusian State Technological University with the Woodworking and Furniture Chamber of Egypt will get support from Egypt's government, which, in turn, will help them move onto a qualitatively new level,” the press service said.

In 2019, professors of the Belarusian State Technological University held the first training courses in design and furniture making in Egypt. Such practice will be continued in 2020. Egypt plans to set up a regional artificial intelligence center. Taking part in the implementation of the project will be Belarusian universities specializing in ICT in cooperation with the National Academy for Youth Training and Rehabilitation of Egypt.

During the official talks the parties emphasized the interest to develop contacts between children and youth of the two countries, participate in joint forums, festivals, competitions and other events.

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