Agreement between Nouakchott and Ningxia universities

Mauritania’s University of Nouakchott and China’s Ningxia University have signed an agreement to cooperate in the areas of students, teaching staff, exchange visits between university managers, and language studies.

The Agence Mauritanienne d’Information, or AMI, reported that under the agreement Nouakchott would increase studies in the Chinese language, and Chinese students would come to Mauritania for courses in Arabic.

The agreement was signed by the interim president of Nouakchott University with responsibility for scientific research and international cooperation, and by the director of the Chinese Academy for Higher Education.

Ningxia University is located in the autonomous region of Ningxia in north-central China, home to a majority Islamic population. It is interested in education in Arabic through its faculty of languages, said AMI.

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