LONDON: The Saudi Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh met with British Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi on the sidelines of the Education World Forum 2022 in London.
Al-Sheikh also met with the UK prime minister’s special representative to Saudi Arabia for education, Steve Smith.
The minister is currently on an official visit to London to take part in the forum, running from May 22-25.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed ways of enhancing the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of education and science, as well as the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Program on Scholarship, according to the recent strategy launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The meeting also discussed ways of enhancing opportunities of educational, academic and research cooperation between the two countries and developing educational curricula, including teaching the Arabic language through the internet and training Saudi doctors.
On Monday, the minister met with the Chief Executive of the British Council, Scott McDonald, to discuss ways to enhance the existing cooperation between the the two countries within the Saudi-British strategic partnership in the field of education, and to benefit from the development plans and programs implemented by their educational institutions.
He also met with the Saudi ambassador to the UK Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan to review the ministry’s efforts to develop and enhance the capabilities and skills of Saudi students to contribute to comprehensive national development.
They also reviewed the support provided by the embassy to Saudi scholarship students in Britain.