UAE – Israel schools and academic institutions prepare for greater cooperation

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The MoU stipulates the formation of a joint committee aimed at facilitating, encouraging and promoting cooperation in the education sector

Tel Aviv, Nov 18, 2021: The UAE and Israel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in educational affairs, which could see greater cooperation between schools and institutions facilitating mutual visits, training programmes and other academic collaboration.

The MoU, which covers general, higher, technical and vocational education was signed under the framework of the Abraham Accords Peace Agreement by Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, and Dr. Yifat Shaha-Biton, Minister of Education of Israel.

On the occasion Al Hammadi presented the UAE’s centennial plans, its preparations for the upcoming 50 years and its goal to be the best country in the world in various areas, including education, by 2071.

According to WAM, the MoU stipulates the formation of a joint committee aimed at facilitating, encouraging and promoting cooperation in the education sector, through encouraging coordination between educational institutions in both countries, in addition to organising mutual visits between administrative and educational establishments, as well as training courses, events, conferences, students exchange programmes and related activities.

The MoU also stipulates the exchange of information on qualifications equivalency, information technology, educational solutions and communication used, in addition to social inclusion, most notably through existing programmes that support children with learning difficulties and people of determination.

The two sides also addressed their ongoing bilateral ties in the education sector and other areas of cooperation.