Kazakhstan, UAE discussed coop in sphere of education and science in Abu-Dhabi

ASTANA. January 14. KAZINFORM Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Zhumagulov held a number of meetings in the United Arab Emirates, the press service of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United Arab Emirates said.

B. Zhumagulov met with Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the UAE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Al Nahayan in Abu-Dhabi.

The sides discussed the issues of bilateral relations in the sphere of higher education and science. Presently, the Agreement on cooperation in the field of education between the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of the UAE is developed for signing.

The Head of Kazakhstan's Ministry in the meeting with his counterpart noted the importance of cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of education and researches. He also told about a new State Program on development of education of Kazakhstan for 2011-2020 and about upcoming modernization of higher education in Kazakhstan.

The Minister paid special attention to the establishment of the 'Nazarbayev University'. The opening of this university is considered as a new approach to realization of strategic plans on technological, scientific and educational development of Kazakhstan.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Al Nahayan invited students from Kazakhstan to participate in the international conference that is to be held in March in Abu-Dhabi.

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