FM Atmar, AUAF President Discuss Educational Cooperation

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, met the new president of American University of Afghanistan, Ian Bickford along with David Sedney, the previous AUAF president, a MoFA statement said yesterday.

Minister Atmar shared the preferences of the Ministry, directing towards the academic programs, including the business pivot and creating a regional expert. Minister Atmar did express the need of creating and expanding the cooperation of arranging educational and theoretical programs, utilizing the experiences and knowledge of both, American University of Afghanistan and the Diplomacy Institute of Foreign Affairs. They also emphasized that an MoU should be signed as well, the statement further added.

Afterwards, Bickford welcomed the cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for providing opportunities in academic and scientific/theoretical fields and the preparation of working together on organizing joint educational programs with the collaboration of the Diplomacy Institute.”

“In the meeting, it is understood that both teams will start preparing for organizing educational programs including Master’s degree and signing an MoU in the near future,” the statement added.

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