Signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Arab Republic of Egypt on Cooperation in Science and Technology
June 3, 2010
The signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Arab Republic of Egypt on Cooperation in Science and Technology took place in Cairo on June 3 (Thr) between Mr. Kaoru Ishikawa, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, on the Japanese side, and Dr. Hany Hellal, Minister of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research, on the Egyptian side.
The Agreement was signed on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology.
- Main Elements of the Agreement
(1) Both Governments will develop co-operative activities for peaceful purposes in the field of science and technology on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.
(2) Both Governments will establish a Joint Committee in order to implement the Agreement effectively.
(3) The Agreement will continue in force for an indefinite period of time unless either Government informs the other that it intends to terminate it.
- Background of the Agreement
Cooperation in science and technology between Japan and Egypt had been promoted remarkably recently, as shown by the opening E-JUST and approximately 500 Egyptian students in total studying in Japan, most of whom are studying in the field of science and technology, and active exchanges between universities in both countries in that field. From a viewpoint of further consolidating cooperation between the two countries in science and technology, the Egyptian side suggested the conclusion of the Agreement, and the Agreement has been signed today.
- Significance of the Agreement
Conclusion of the Agreement will provide a new cooperative framework in the field of science and technology between Japan and Egypt. It is expected that scientific and technological cooperation and friendly relations between the two countries will be further promoted by the Agreement.