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Nahyan bin Mubarak receives US official

posted on 09/11/2009: 718 views

Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister and President of Zayed University (ZU), received yesterday at ZU, US Secretary of Home Security Department Janet Napolitano in presence of US Ambassador to UAE Richard J. Olson, Dr Salman Al Jassim, Vice President of ZU and a number of teaching and administrative staff.

Sheikh Nahyan stressed during the meeting keenness of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to upgrade the educational sector and provide equal educational opportunities to all citizens to contribute effectively in the development. He also hailed priority given by Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to make the education top of the developmental agenda.

He reiterated that ZU seeks to boost the educational system through launching world class study programmes, which woo researchers and meet the requirements of the national development.

The US official met ZU female students and discussed with them a number of issues, notably, the role of women and their contribution in the community. She talked about her experience as a Governor of Arizona State and now a Secretary of Home Security in the administration of US President Barack Obama.

Napolitano appreciated the academic excellence and awareness of the female student about the societal and international issues.

The US official, who examined the US visa application at her Embassy in the UAE, promised the process would be reviewed during next year. - Emirates News Agency, WAM


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