Djibouti Minister welcomes Qatar’s education system and World Cup preparations

Doha: The Minister of National Education and Vocational Training of the Republic of Djibouti HE Moustapha Mohamed Mahmoud praised his country’s ties with the State of Qatar, describing them as historic and based on mutual respect.

The two countries inaugurated their embassies in 2005, and the minister added that officials from the two countries have exchanged visits since then, in an effort to strengthen the partnership.

Addressing the Qatar News Agency (QNA), the minister hailed the renaissance of Qatar which is manifesting in all fields under the leadership of Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, reflecting the strategic planning of the Qatar for the future. In particular, he praised the educational system of the State of Qatar, highlighting the country’s success in attracting some of the world’s most prominent universities to open their branches in Qatar.

He stressed the importance of the memorandum of understanding signed between Qatar, represented by the Qatar Fund for Development, and the government of Djibouti to support the Education Above All project and the World Bank to enroll 35,000 unregistered children in a school.

He said the project will offer children in Djibouti the opportunity to join educational institutions, as part of a project that will make an investment of $ 3.4 million over three years. He noted that, thanks to the partnership between Qatar, the World Bank and Djibouti, there will not be a single child in Djibouti who is out of the school system by 2025. He also welcomed the initiatives of His Highness l ‘Emir and His Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser who provide education to millions of children in developing countries and conflict zones.

The minister said that during his meeting with the Qatari Minister of Education and Higher Education, HE Dr Mohammed bin Abdulwahed Al Hammadi, he praised how Qatar has managed to advance its academic year. despite the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that Qatar’s experience is worth studying.

He also said that his meeting with the Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, HE Youssef bin Mohammed Al Othman Al Fakhroo, touched on a number of important topics related to the Djiboutian workforce in Qatar, especially since they speak Arabic, French and English.

Regarding his take on Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup, he said the achievement was a source of pride for all Arab countries.

Janice G. Ball