Cyprus’ Ministry of Education and Paris Academy sign Memorandum of Understanding

Minister of Education Kostas Champiaouris and Gilles Pecout, Rector of the University of Sorbonne and of the Academy of Paris, signed on Monday in Nicosia a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry and the Academy.

Champiaouris said the Rector’s visit was a landmark in Cyprus-France relations in the field of education, while noting that institutionalising cooperation agreements comprised a basic policy of his Ministry.

The Minister welcomed Pecout to Cyprus and highlighted the fact that the Rector is responsible for all public education, from nursery schools to universities in Paris region.

The signing of the Memorandum and the meetings on Monday and Tuesday confirm the excellent cooperation between Cyprus and France, laying the foundations for a successful future cooperation in various education sectors, Champiaouris said.

From his part, Gilles Pecout said that the Memorandum strengthens cooperation between the two countries and is the result of the Minister’s visit to the University of Sorbonne and his subsequent visit to Cyprus. This visit was supported by the Ambassadors of the two counties in the respective capitals, he added.

Pecout aso said that the visit is part of the general plan to promote the instruction of French in Cyprus and of Greek in Paris, as well as cooperation between teachers and inspectors and to develop cooperation over technical and vocational training. We aim next to further strengthen the relations between our Universities, he concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency