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The President of Ain Shams University receives the Venezuelan ambassador in Cairo to discuss aspects of cooperation
The President of Ain Shams University receives the Venezuelan ambassador in Cairo to discuss aspects of cooperation

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of Ain Shams University, received the Ambassador of the State of Venezuela, Mr. Wilmer Omar Barrientos, to discuss aspects of cooperation between Ain Shams University and the Venezuelan universities, in the presence of Prof. Dr. Salwa Rashad, Dean of Faculty of Al-Alsun, Prof. Dr. Samira Shahir, Executive Director For the International Relations and Academic Cooperation Sector, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Refaat, Director of the International Cooperation Department, Prof. Dr. Sherwet Al-Ahmadi, Director of the Grants and Projects Department, at the headquarters of the Saffron Palace.

During his speech, El-Metini, President of the University, stressed that education is the first entry point to consolidating relations between any two countries. Through it, we can delve deeper into opening prospects for effective cooperation at various levels, including the engineering, medical, agricultural and science sectors, as well as the joint scientific research of researchers in the two countries can reach important results in the field of combating the emerging corona virus (covid19), and other viruses around the world.

He continued that Ain Shams University seeks to establish partnerships with world-class universities to enhance the scientific position of the university in various disciplines, stressing that Ain Shams University seeks to cooperate with Venezuelan universities at the level of student exchange for the BA and postgraduate stages.

For his part, Mr. Wilmer Omar Barrientos, the Venezuelan Ambassador in Cairo, affirmed that the political leaders in Venezuela are interested in consolidating bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the recent period which witnessed the re-arrangement of the Egyptian state for its outlook on cooperation with African countries, as well as the countries of the South from the other side of the world, Stressing that we are looking at these changes carefully and following up on Egypt's relations with the countries of the world, and based on the scene whose vision has become clear. We can share civilization, culture, education and multiple economic aspects.

He stressed the importance of strengthening relations with Ain Shams University in particular, given its scientific standing at the world level, and continued Haditha, noting that Faculty of Al-Alsun at Ain Shams University supports the Venezuelan Embassy in Cairo with a number of students of the Spanish Language Department to do the translation of Venezuelan films into Arabic And they are awarded certificates of appreciation to encourage them to develop their linguistic and cultural capabilities specific to the state of Venezuela.

For her part, Prof. Dr. Salwa Rashad, Dean of Faculty of Al-Alsun at Ain Shams University, stressed the importance of opening horizons for cooperation with the Venezuelan side, stressing the need to expand the process of student and professors exchange for the Spanish language department at the university, and continued her speech noting that for the first time a new program will be launched Next year in specialized translation in the Spanish language at the BA level with the credit hour system, which is a distinguished program that is one of the important requirements of the labor market.

She stressed that Faculty of Al-Alsun at Ain Shams University seeks to create new international partnerships with Venezuelan universities, after the successes achieved by partnerships with universities in Germany and Spain.

She explained that Faculty of Al-Alsun at Ain Shams University has programs that enable students to translate films in cooperation with the Venezuelan embassy in Cairo within the framework of the embassy’s activities for the Latin American Film Festival. She also reviewed programs for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in the college, and the possibility of activating them through the college’s electronic platform. In light of the repercussions of the emerging corona virus.

The Venezuelan ambassador also visited Faculty of Al-Alsun in the presence of Prof. Salwa Rashad, Dean of the College, Prof. Mohamed Al-Sagheer, Head of the Spanish Language Department, Prof. Dr. Yamna Azmi, Assistant Professor in the Department and Head of the College's Cultural Relations Committee, where the ambassador held a meeting Open with a number of students of the department, during which he reviewed an introduction to the cities of Venezuela, its history, tourism and the most famous foods, and reviewed the similarities between the ancient Egyptian and Venezuelan civilizations, and explained that there are ancient theories talking about that the first to discover the continent of South America was the Egyptian Pharaonic civilization, where I found many Of the ancient Venezuelan ships that resemble the ancient Egyptian ships, as well as the resemblance of the pyramids of Saqqara with some of the ancient pyramids of the Indian civilizations.

A suggestion was made for the distinguished students in the department to accompany the diplomatic staff of the Venezuelan Embassy in Cairo on tours in famous Egyptian cities such as Luxor and Aswan, and to carry out translation work, provided that it is counted from the hours of field training.

In conclusion, Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of the University, honored His Excellency the Ambassador and handed over the shield of Ain Shams University in recognition of his efforts, and His Excellency the Ambassador presented a souvenir gift to Prof. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of the University, and Prof. Dr. Salwa Rashad, Dean of the Faculty of Al-Alsun, The occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Egyptian-Venezuelan diplomatic relations.

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