HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi has held several meetings on the sidelines of the 40th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in Paris.
He held separate meetings with Iraq’s Minister of Education Dr Suha Al Ali Bey, Morocco’s Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research Said Amzazi, and Tanzania’s Rizki Pembe Juma, Minister of Education and Vocational Training.
Discussions dealt with relations between Qatar and the three countries, and ways to boost them, especially in the field of education.
HE al-Hammadi also held talks with Dr Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
During the meeting, they discussed the implementation of the joint action plan between Qatar and Unesco, as well as the arrangements for the World Education Conference to be held in Doha in 2021, besides issues of common interest and ways to enhance and develop them.
The minister also met with Qatari students who are studying in France, in the presence of a number of officials of the ministry.
He reviewed the academic and social conditions of the students and urged the students to be the best ambassadors of their country, and to stick to their Qatari identity, while engaging in French society and participating in cultural events and various university activities in order to develop their personal skills and accept different opinions and views and make the best use of the study period to come back home to participate in the State’s development.
The minister listened to the Qatari students’ suggestions and promised to follow-up on their requirements.
The minister also stressed that the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is working hard to increase the number of scholarship students, praising in this context the distinguished relations between Qatar and France in various fields.
For their part, the students expressed their full satisfaction with the meeting, appreciating the interest of the State in the wellbeing of the scholarship students.
HE the Minister of Education and Higher Education is currently visiting France, heading Qatar’s delegation to the 40th session of Unesco.
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