During President Nikos Christodoulides' official visit to Serbia, Cyprus and Serbia solidified their collaboration by signing three Memoranda of Understanding. The third Cyprus-Serbia Cooperation Council meeting, presided over by President Christodoulides and President Aleksandar Vučić, took place at the Presidential Palace of Serbia.
In attendance were Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Constantinos Kombos, Minister of Defence Michalis Giorgallas, Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Athena Michaelidou, Government Spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis, Cypriot Ambassador to Serbia Andreas Fotiou, Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President Doros Venezis, and other officials.
Following the Council meeting, Memoranda of Understanding were signed in the presence of the Presidents. The first agreement involved a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Diplomatic Academies of Cyprus and Serbia. This pact aims to enhance collaboration for the education and training of diplomatic staff, along with fostering joint research activities. The agreement includes the exchange of curricula, courses, seminars, teaching methods, professors, lecturers, experts, and students.
Signed by the Foreign Ministers of both countries, this Memorandum sets the stage for closer ties in diplomatic education and research.
Additionally, Cyprus and Serbia inked a Memorandum of Cooperation in Science, Innovation, and Advanced Technologies. This agreement focuses on joint efforts to promote cooperation between organizations and companies in agriculture, biotechnology, climate change, energy efficiency, smart construction, robotics, and cultural heritage conservation.
The second Memorandum was signed by the Foreign Minister of Cyprus and Serbia's Minister of Science, Technological Development, and Innovation.
Lastly, a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Education was signed between the Ministries of Education of both nations. This agreement aims to bolster cooperation in higher education, university collaboration, technical and professional education and training, environmental education, sustainable development, non-formal and informal learning, and teacher training.
The Education Ministers of Cyprus and Serbia signed the third Memorandum, solidifying their commitment to advancing educational collaboration.
[Information sourced from CNA]