Egypt’s Ministers of Higher Education Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, and Minister of Education Tarek Shawky, met with their Somali counterpart Abdullah Abu Karhaj, to discuss aspects of joint cooperation between the two countries in the field of education.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed on the importance of renewing the executive programme signed between the two countries, and increasing the number of Egyptian scholarships offered to Somali students to reach 450 scholarships instead of 200 scholarships.
Khaled Abdel Ghaffar referred to the presidential mandates to provide facilities for Somali students, emphasizing the importance of efforts to develop bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Meanwhile, Shawky expressed the depth of the Egyptian-Somali relations, hailing the visit of the Somali delegation to Egypt.
During the meeting, Shawky reviewed the efforts of the Ministry of Education in developing education in Egypt, stressing the ministry’s readiness to cooperate in the field of education.
The meeting also discussed the exchange of experiences between the two countries in the field of technological and private universities.
The Somali minister praised the Egyptian efforts in support of the common interests between the two countries, especially cooperation in the scientific and educational fields.