Indonesia and Afghanistan Increase Their Education Cooperation

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Indonesia and Afghanistan will continue to enhance cooperation in education. This is the core of the conversation between Indonesian Ambassador to Afghanistan Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Anshory Tadjudin with First Vice President of Afganistan Mohammad Qasim Fahim in Vice President’s Office, Kabul.

The meeting was part of a courtesy visit of Indonesian Ambassador to Afghanistan Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Anshory Tadjudin to the First Vice President of Afganistan, HE Mohammad Qasim Fahim and relevant government officials in Afghanistan.

During the meeting, Vice President Fahim hoped that Indonesia could further enhance the capacity building assistance, primarily through scholarships in the fields of engineering, science and medicine.

He said the Afghan government has set up a fund to send 1,500 students to continue their education abroad, including to Indonesia.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Anshory Tadjudin said that the Indonesian Government has always offered scholarships to Afghanistan through its Darmasiswa and Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship Program.

“In the coming years, it is expected that the number of scholarships for Afghanistan will be increased, both for undergraduate programs, Master’s, Doctorate, and Vocational Training,” he continued.

In addition to discussing education, the meeting also touched on efforts to improve economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Both believe Indonesia-Afghanistan bilateral relations will increase in the future. Moreover, the two countries have much in common in terms of religion and culture.