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Riyadh, Oct 19:
Enhancing cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research would figure high during the visit of Saudi Arabia's Education Minister to India next month.

The two sides would also work out ways to enable Saudi students pursue higher studies in India.

The visit of Saudi Arabia's Higher Education Minister Dr Khaled Al-Anqari from November 6-10 comes within the framework of the 'Delhi Declaration' signed during the visit of King Abdullah to New Delhi in January this year.

A Saudi official said the Kingdom recognises India's strength in the field of higher studies, especially in IT, scientific research and technical education. A memorandum of understanding would also be signed during the visit to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of higher education and scientific cooperation, Arab News reported.

The Education Minister will head a high-level delegation comprising Deputy Minister of Higher Education for International Cooperation Dr. Abdullah Al-Moajel and the presidents of King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran and King Khaled University in Abha.

The visit is in response to an invitation extended by Indian Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh to his Saudi counterpart in May this year.


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