India, UAE discuss boosting cooperation in education

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Pradhan also brought up the problem faced by Indian professionals and students having their degrees recognised by Indian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UAE…reports Asian Lite news

India’s Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan met with UAE’s Minister of Education and MoS for Entrepreneurship and SME Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi on Thursday.

During the meeting, they both discussed ways to strengthen ties and expand bilateral cooperation in the areas of education and skill development.

Taking to Twitter, Pradhan wrote, “Pleased to meet HE Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of Education and MoS for Entrepreneurship and SME, the UAE. We had productive discussions on deepening engagements and scaling up our bilateral cooperation in education and skill development.”

Later on, both ministers also expressed satisfaction over the development of the ongoing skill-based cooperation partnerships between India and the UAE. They also agreed that it should be elevated for the benefit of both nations.

“India and the UAE share very warm and cordial relations. Both HE Dr. Ahmed Bilhoul and I expressed satisfaction on the progress of our existing partnerships in skills-based cooperation. We also agreed take it to newer heights for the prosperity of both our countries,” Pradhan tweeted.

He added, “More comprehensive institutional mechanism for academic, research and skill collaborations between HEIs & skilling institutions of both our countries, two-way student mobility, skill harmonisation frameworks will help realise the full potential of our bilateral cooperation.”

Pradhan also brought up the problem faced by Indian professionals and students having their degrees recognised by Indian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UAE. However, he added that Ahmed Bilhoul had promised to look into the situation.

He tweeted, “I also raised the issue faced by Indian students and professionals with respect to recognition of degrees by Indian HEIs in the UAE. HE Dr. Ahmed Bilhoul has assured to look into this matter. Appreciate his commitment to make the UAE an active partner in India’s growth story,” Pradhan said on Twitter.

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