Minister of Petroleum, Eng. Sameh Fahmy discussed with a delegation from the International Scottish Authority the possible means to initiate mutual cooperation between the two countries.
The joint talks – held in Cairo – tackled the benefits of exchanging expertise especially that Scottish companies enjoy an outstanding reputation in oil and gas upstream activities in the North Sea deep water, which is very similar to the Mediterranean deep water status in Egypt.
Fahmy reviewed with the Scottish representatives the capabilities of Scottish universities and terms to train Egyptian cadres in order to cope with the rapid technological developments.
Both sides agreed on signing a memorandum of understanding, to be followed by an agreement to define the framework for this cooperation and its domains, including short and long technical programs as well as setting up academic courses to qualify fresh graduates, focusing on those majoring in petroleum engineering, geology and geophysics.
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