KAUST, Republic of Uzbekistan Advance Science Partnership
A delegation from the Ministry of Innovational Development of Uzbekistan met with representatives from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to discuss future exchange collaborations in science, technology and innovation.
A signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) agreement was signed on the occasion. The visit and MoC are part of the state visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), as hosted by His Royal Highness Mohammed Bin Salman.
The agreement recognizes the potential value of leveraging scientific and technological strengths between the two entities, as KAUST is the core institution responsible for advancing the development and implementation of innovative scientific and technical projects.
The Ministry of Innovational Development, Uzbekistan is the state body tasked with developing policy in the areas of science, innovation and technology to increase the intellectual and technological potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Potential collaborative activities identified by the participants include information sharing, personnel exchange, project support and internship assistance, among other areas of mutual interest.
Activities will be coordinated by a Joint Working Group, a designated authority to be composed of representatives from relevant organizations assigned by the participants.
KAUST President Tony Chan said, "Uzbekistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia share many common aspirations, particularly in innovating the sustainability, food security, AI, computational bioscience and climate change sectors.
This agreement reflects KAUST's commitment to global partnership, and we join hands with the Ministry of Innovative Development in addressing our shared challenges."
Ibrokhim Abdurakhmonov, Minister of the Ministry of Innovational Development, Uzbekistan, added, "This agreement opens the door to our scientists to wide opportunities for joint projects and exchange of experience."