Press Release regarding the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between the Ministry and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) and the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM).
The Memorandum was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, and the Chief Executive Medical Director Prof. Leonidas Phylactou, on behalf of CING, at a special ceremony.
The purpose of the Memorandum, which entered into force immediately for an initial period of two years, is to establish cooperation between the Parties for the implementation of a wide range of targeted actions, such as, inter alia, the granting of scholarships, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to students from countries in the region to enroll in postgraduate programs of CSMM in the fields of Molecular Medicine, Medical Genetics and Neuroscience, the cooperation for the development and implementation of research programs of CING/CSMM, and, the establishment and strengthening of the scientific cooperation of CING and CSMM with countries in the Middle East.
As Minister Christodoulides stated during the signing ceremony, this Memorandum falls within the framework of the Ministry's development cooperation with third countries, and is expected to contribute, more specifically, to the further enhancement of the bilateral relations and ties of the Republic of Cyprus with countries of the broader Middle East region.