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Tuesday 18 June 2019

Press office of the House of Elders

January 2, 2019

Fazl Hadi Mulsim Yar, Speaker of Meshrano Jirga, today met with Mr. Hani Saleh Mostafa Ahmed, Egyptian Ambassador to Kabul.

In this meeting, Mr. Hani reminded of the long-standing relationship between the two Friend and Muslim countries, saying that both countries are on the eve of the 90th anniversary of their friendship, and for this reason, in one of Cairo's largest park, the statue of Sayed Jamal al-Din Afghan has been installed.

He also said that the Meshrano Jirga's appreciation of Egyptian teachers living in Kabul had a positive reflection in that country. Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt said that at present about 1,200 Afghan students are studying in higher education in Al-Azhar and also in other Egyptian universities. And annually 130 scholarships will be provided to the Afghan government;

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Moreover, he added that, Al-Azhar Institute of Kabul has 900 students and will be sent to Egypt after graduation to study their higher education.

Mr. Hani Saleh Mostafa Ahmed invited Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga to visit Cairo.

Then, Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga in his speech, expressed his gratitude to the assistance of the Republic of Egypt, and said that we are pleased that the long-standing friendship between our countries dates back to the era of Shah Amanullah Khan Ghazi, and some of the political and civilian figures of Afghanistan are graduated from the Egyptian University of Al-Azhar. Also, Muslimyar pointed out that parliamentary delegation for both countries should be made and the Meshrano Jirga is ready to host Egyptian parliamentary committees in Kabul at any time and discuss the issues. And also asked to increase the number of scholarships to Afghan students because they need to study Islamic sciences in accordance with the needs of the time.