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YEE stand in Mozambique

05.05.2017 773 Okunma Sayısı

Yunus Emre Enstitüsü was also present at the Turkish Embassy stand in the International Education Fair held between 03-07 May 2017 in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.

The Education Fair was opened by Mozambican Minister of Science Technology, Higher Education and Vocational Education Jorge Olivio Penicela Nhambiu. Following the opening, Ambassador Zeynep Kızıltan welcomed the Mozambican Minister of Education at the Turkish Embassy stand, also hosting Yunus Emre Enstitüsü. After receiving detailed information about Turkish scholarships and Enstitü, the Minister and his delegation visited OKAN University stand.

As is known, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü signed a Turcology cooperation agreement with Eduard Mondlane University that is the the largest and highly regarded university in the country, last July. Within the scope of the agreement, elective Turkish lessons will be launched by Enstitü at Eduard Mondlane University in the coming academic year and support will be provided for establishment of Turkish Language and Literature Department immediately afterwards. Minister Jorge Olivio Penicela Nhambiu who visited Turkish stand, was also presented with a Turkish-Portuguese brochure specially prepared for the fair which contains a summary of the activities conducted worldwide by the Enstitü. During the fair, contacts were made with the academic, education and training circles of the country. In the meeting held with the Rector of Eduardo Mondlane University Prof. Dr. Orlando A. Quilambo, opinions were exchanged about Turkish lessons that will soon be launched at the university. On May 4th, 2017, Enstitü officials visited the university to discuss the preliminary works with the administration.

Mozambique is a country with a population of nearly 20 millions, located on the south-eastern corner of Africa, very rich in underground resources, especially natural gas, and is popular with foreign investors in recent years. With its geographical position on the coast of Indian Ocean, it has a key importance in the Africa-India-Oceania triangle.