19 November 2018

Angola and Unesco Draw Up Plans for Cooperation in Higher Education

Luanda — The Republic of Angola and UNESCO have discussed the implementation of a cooperation agreement concerning 140 scholarships for doctoral and postdoctoral courses.

The information was provided in Luanda by Unesco regional representative for Central Africa, the Egyptian Salah Khaled, who was in the country to discuss with the Angolan authorities, among other issues, the cooperation program between Angola and the United Nations' organization, in the area of education.

According to Salah Khaled, during his visit to Angola, the first since he was appointed Unesco's representative for Central Africa eight months ago, he met with the Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo.

He also met with the Minister of Culture, Carolina Cerqueira, as chairman of the Interministerial Commission created by the Angolan head of State, João Lourenço, to accompany the entire cooperation program between Angola and Unesco.

With the Minister of Culture, Salah Khaled said he analyzed aspects related to the beginning of the Luanda Biennale on Culture of Peace in Africa, a commitment made by the Angolan head of state during his visit to UNESCO headquarters last May.

During his stay in Angola, Salah Khaled, who has already left the country, also met withthe ministers of Youth and Sports, Transport, Environment and Telecommunications, with whom he discussed issues related to cooperation between Angola and Unesco.

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