Friday, August 19

Minister of Education Meets with Turkish, Uzbek Counterparts

Paris-- Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammad Al-Sheikh met with Turkish Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer and Minister of Pre-school Education of Uzbekistan Agrippina Shin, as part of Al-Sheikh’s visit agenda to France to participate in the Transforming Education Pre-Summit and accompanying events at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The meeting with Özer went over means to enhance existing cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Türkiye in educational, scientific and research fields, teaching of the Arabic language, and schools scholarships offered to serve citizens of the two countries.

Meanwhile, Al-Sheikh and his Uzbek counterpart discussed visions and recommendations about enhancing cooperation between the two friendly countries in the early childhood field, voicing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s interest in the field through introducing early childhood on its agenda while heading G20 in 2020.

The minister’s meetings with Özer and Shin addressed the rich experience that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provided during the COVID-19 pandemic and the quick shift to online education without any interruption until overcoming the crisis and the flexible resumption of in-person education, where the meetings also went over means to adopt several development initiatives that would contribute to transforming and improving the quality of education at more advanced and comprehensive levels.

Source: Saudi Press Agency