As part of the initiatives of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced at the Sixth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in October 2022, CICA Secretary General Ambassador Kairat Sarybay met with Minister of Science and Higher Education of Kazakhstan Sayasat Nurbek.
The Secretary General informed the Minister about CICA’s current activities and transformation process, as well as about the implementation of the priorities of the Kazakh Chairmanship in CICA for 2022-2024.
The sides discussed fundamental approaches to the creation of the Partnership Network of Leading Universities of the CICA Member States initiated by President Tokayev at the Sixth CICA Summit.
The meeting also touched on problems of the harmonization of national qualifications frameworks, current trends in the development of academic mobility, needs of the labour market in the CICA area.
Minister Nurbek briefed the Secretary General on the Ministry's higher education projects and shared a number of specific directions to implement the initiative of the Kazakh President.
The sides agreed to work closely on joint education projects.