ALGERIA, US AGREE TO EXTEND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT FOR 10 YEARS

ALGIERS, Algeria and the United States have agreed to extend for another 10 years their bilateral agreement on co-operation in science and technology.

The agreement for the extension was signed here Monda by Algerian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Tahar Hadjar and US Ambassador to Algeria John Desrocher.

Hadjar said all the clauses of the agreement which was signed in 2006 have been maintained. The agreement provides for Algeria to send Master’s, PhD and post-doctoral students to the United States for training.

The agreement also allows academic teachers to benefit from the Fullbright research programme of the US, he added, noting that it provided n opportunity for many postgraduate teachers to reside in the United States for at least one year to conduct research.

Desrocher said that the agreement was aimed at reinforcing both countries’ scientific and technological capacities, broadening relations between the scientific communities of the two countries and promoting the scientific and technological co-operation in areas of common interest.

Source: Nam News Network

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