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
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
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.