Dharmendra Pradhan holds meeting with South African counterpart

Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a bilateral meeting with HE Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel “Blade” NZIMANDE, Minister of Higher Education, Science & Innovation, Republic of South Africa, in Bali, Indonesia, recently.

The Ministers had fruitful discussions on strengthening the academic & skill development partnerships and bilateral education cooperation. They agreed to develop institutional mechanisms for tie-ups between HEIs & skill institutions, mutual recognition of skill qualifications & capacity building in skill development. They also decided to set up a Joint Working Group on Education between two countries to further extend the cooperation that already exists and also to realise the full potential of bilateral cooperation in education.

Pradhan said that the Introduction of NEP has paved the way for the internationalisation of Indian education. He added that India and South Africa relations are close and friendly and is rooted in shared values and interests.

Indian Minister thanked HE Dr NZIMANDE for his keenness to deepen our engagements in education & skill development and for his support to India’s presidency in furthering the G20 EdWG agenda.

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