KFCRIS signed MoU with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs

Date: November 8, 2018

The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs to consolidate cooperation in fields of common interest and to use intellectual, academic, cultural potentials and knowledge of interest between the two parties. The agreement was signed by the Director of the Center's Research Department, Abdullah bin Khaled Al-Saud, and Ambassador Mohamed Mounir Zahran, Chairman of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs, on Thursday, November 1st 2018 in Riyadh.

The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation between the Center and the Council in intellectual and academic fields of mutual interest, to develop this cooperation by all means available, and to implement joint projects and activities. Each party will also invite representatives from the other party to participate in various conferences and activities (seminars, Conferences and round tables), with periodic meetings to coordinate activities, and to promote mutual use of experiences and expertise in areas of common interest.

The areas of cooperation between the two parties include all joint activities and programs, and they are implemented with the aim of disseminating and strengthening intellectual and research work in areas related to development, political, economic and social aspects in the Arab region and their impact on regional and international changes, as well as exchanging research, information and publications on important research and developments on regional and international scales, and working to coordinate positions on issues of mutual concern.

It is noteworthy that the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs is a platform to represent the Egyptian civil society and contribute to the discussion of its issues and deepen the awareness of public opinion and provide ideas and initiatives thereon, and includes a group of foreign policy experts characterized by diversity in its professional backgrounds, which includes diplomats, academics, military, businessmen, writers and personalities in general.

The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies aims to cooperate with universities, academic, research, academic and educational bodies locally and internationally to promote academic cooperation and strengthen cultural relations and academic exchanges, especially universities, academies, publishing houses and leading academic and educational institutions.