On Friday September 9th, 2022, Dr Bouchta El Moumni, President of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, received in his office His Excellency Ignacio de Cossío, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the Kingdom of Morocco.
In line with UAE’s current strategy in terms of strengthening ties with the international academic community and with partner organisations, this meeting was an opportunity to draft a dossier of academic exchange and to chart possible areas for future collaboration, especially around maritime science, aeronautics, health and medical studies, food and agriculture, and last but not least cultural exchange involving faculty and students on both sides of the Atlantic.
President El Moumni acquainted His Excellency the Ambassador of El Salvador with the academic portfolio of UAE, especially in engineering, health science, economics, and the humanities. Dr El Moumni outlined the mission of Abdelmalek Essaadi University as a public institution serving the third largest community of students nationwide.
This fruitful meeting was crowned with the mutual interest in deepening academic relations between Abdelmalek Essaadi University and peer institutions in El Salvador, and both President El Moumni and Ambassador Ignacio de Cossío expressed their willingness to give form and meaning to the proposals articulated during this initial meeting by drafting MOUs between UAE and public universities in El Salvador.