TV BRICS International Media Network has signed cooperation agreements with the Ministries of Education and Higher Education of the Republic of Cuba. Ivan Polyakov, Chairman of TV BRICS, Walter Baluja Garcia, Minister of Higher Education of Cuba, and Naima Ariatne Trujillo Barreto, Minister of Education of Cuba, signed the agreements.
The chairman of TV BRICS, Ivan Polyakov, said that the Cuban educational system makes it possible to train highly qualified specialists who are in demand all over the world. The two countries surely have something to learn from each other.
The forms of cooperation agreed upon by the parties are aimed at implementing joint information, awareness and educational projects that contribute to strengthening the foreign policy positions of Cuba, Russia and the BRICS countries and their image on the world stage.
Moreover, one of the key tasks is to promote projects for the study of Russian as a foreign language in educational institutions in the Republic of Cuba, Russia and other BRICS countries.
"This is a big opportunity that both sides can take advantage of. Our main goal is to strengthen ties between the education systems of Russia and Cuba. The signing of the agreement with TV BRICS provides an opportunity to realise this goal. It also opens up Cuba's education system to closer interaction with Russia and other BRICS countries. I am confident that soon we will begin to cooperate with all countries of the alliance, which will allow us to find better educational solutions together," stressed Walter Baluja Garcia.
TV BRICS is already working with the Ministry of Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In total, the partner network includes more than 20 leading universities from the five countries. An important focus in this work is the promotion of Russian as a foreign language. At present it is very popular in Cuba. Soon it will be studied at a special centre that will be opened in Havana. This was decided at the state level.
"Cooperation between our countries in the field of education and other initiatives that emerge within the framework of cooperation, not only brings one-step benefit, but also has tendencies to further develop, systematize and expand. Relationships must be strengthened, this is what we strive for," said Naima Ariatne Trujillo Barreto.
At the end of the meeting, representatives of the Cuban delegation invited new partners to the educational forum, which will take place soon in the Republic. The Russian side agreed to this proposal.
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