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Cablegate: Al-Azhar Vp Welcomes Cooperation with Kabul University

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SUBJECT: Al-AZHAR VP WELCOMES COOPERATION WITH KABUL UNIVERSITY

REF: KABUL 2998

1.PAO met with Dr. Abdullah El-Hossieny Helal, Vice President for Educational and Students Affairs, Al-Azhar University, on October 8, to discuss possible cooperation and exchanges with Kabul University. Dr. Helal said that Kabul University should send proposals to him. He added that Al-Azhar is happy to cooperate with Kabul, including sending its professors to Kabul and accepting students and professors from Kabul at Al Azhar. He stressed, however, that Al-Azhar would need a formal protocol as they have with many other foreign universities throughout the Islamic world.

2.Proposals should be sent directly to: Dr. Abdullah El-Hossieny Helal Education and Student Affairs, Al-Azhar University 1, Mamdouh Salem St, Nasr City Cairo, Egypt XXXXXXXXXXXX SCOBEY

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