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East Asian countries should promote educational cooperation, says HRD Ministry

Published On: 10 Jul 2012 | Last Updated On: 10 Jul 2012

Minister of State for Human Resource Development, India on July 5, 2012 stated that East Asian nations must facilitate exchange of educated people, promote educational cooperation and allocate seats for foreign students from member countries in popular institutes in the region.

The minister was leading the Indian delegation at the First East Asian Summit Education Ministers Meeting organized on July 5, 2012 in Indonesia.

The national delegation consisted of R. Govinda, vice chancellor of the National University for Educational Planning and Administration; Ambassador to Indonesia Gurjit Singh; Radha Chauhan, joint secretary in the ministry of human resource development; Nikhilesh Giri, first secretary (Asean), in the Indian embassy and K. Gunasekaran, additional secretary in the University Grants Commission.

The countries require free flow of highly educated people, mutual recognition of degrees, assigning seats for foreign students from member countries in popular institutes in the region and setting up corpus fund to encourage research.

The launch of India’s plan to set up an “EAS Regional Leadership Development Program” with the aim of enabling access to higher studies for future leaders of the region.

The bilateral meetings were also held with Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Australian Minster of Education Christopher Evans, US Deputy Secretary for Education and New Zealand Minister of Education.

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