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Saudi pledges 400 scholarships to Afghan students annually

Saudi pledges 400 scholarships to Afghan students annually

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Oct 18, 2016 - 23:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would offer Afghan students 400 higher educationinfo-icon scholarships annually, Saudi officials assured Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday.

Saudi Education Minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa made the announcement during a meeting with Abdullah in Riyadh.

Abdullah travelled to Saudi Arabia on Monday at the head of a high-level delegation, a statement from the CEO office said.

The statement said the Saudi education minister said their government would immediately appoint an employee at the education sector of the kingdom’s embassy in Kabul to enhance coordination in education affairs between the two countries.  

Abdullah stressed the scholarships to Afghan students should be in the most needed fields including engineering, medical and science.  

He said for expanding education ties between Riyadh and Kabul, Saudi should appoint an education attaché at its embassy in Kabul.

The CEO urged Saudi officials to extend comprehensive support to Afghanistaninfo-icon in spheres of training Afghan professors, enhancing relations between both countries’ universities and in curriculum.    

 “Scholarships the Kingdom provides to Afghan students take a lot of time going through administrative stages. To provide them in a timely manner, the process needs to be speeded up,” said Abdullah.

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