CoHE President Saraç Meets Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister of Iraq

July 3, 2019 / Ankara

Dr. Qusay Al Suhail, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq, who came to Turkey at the invitation of CoHE President Prof. M. A. Yekta Saraç, paid a visit to CoHE.

CoHE Deputy Presidents Prof. Rahmi Er and Prof. M. İ. Safa Yazıcıoğlu were present at the meeting. Minister Suhail was accompanied by Amjad Abdulnabi Al Sawad, Head of Scholarships and Cultural Relations Department, and Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Wahby Jaber, Cultural Counsellor from the Iraqi Embassy.

In addition to sending more students and academics with the Iraqi State scholarships to Turkey, the topics such as training Iraqi researchers about the Ottoman manuscripts and archives, and opening joint degree programs between universities were also discussed during the meeting. It was decided that an action plan would be prepared as a result of the meeting which focused on the further development of cooperation in higher education and scientific research.

Following the meeting, a protocol was signed for the establishment of a joint monitoring commission between the parties for the issues agreed on within the scope of the memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries on January 7, 2017.