Saudi, US renew scientific cooperation deal

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The scientific and technical cooperation protocol aims to enhance the scientific and technical capabilities of the Kingdom and the US…reports Asian Lite News

Saudi Arabia and the US on Thursday signed a protocol amending and extending a scientific and technological cooperation agreement to improve research, development and innovation and realise the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Mounir El-Desouky, president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), and Martina Strong, the charge d’affairs at the US embassy in Riyadh, in the presence of a number of officials from the two countries, the university said.

The scientific and technical cooperation protocol aims to enhance the scientific and technical capabilities of the Kingdom and the US, expand the scope of relations between the scientific and technical communities in both countries, encourage mutually beneficial scientific and technical cooperation for peaceful purposes, and provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas, information, skills and technical methods.

The ten-year cooperation contributes to achieving common goals in the research fields of science and technology, and supports the partnership between public and private research institutions to include all spectrums of science, engineering and technology.

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