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Cyprus Education Minister Costas Kadis and Russian Education and Science Minister Olga Vasilyeva signed on Saturday an agreement in the fields of education and Sciences.

The agreement provides for the mutual recognition of academic titles between Cypriot and Russian Universities.

The agreement was signed in Moscow, in the presence of Rectors of Cyprus Universities.

Education Minister Costas Kadis said that the agreement is a catalyst in the enhancement of cooperation between the two countries , adding that further strengthening of the bilateral cooperation is his Ministry`s priority.

He added that Universities in both countries can now join forces so that they can create new opportunities for students, academics and researchers. Cadis also underlined that the agreement contributes to the efforts made by the government to make Cyprus a regional education centre.

The Russian Minister said that the agreement is a very important step in the strengthening of cooperation between Cyprus and Russia , pointing out the long standing bilateral ties.

She added that the agreement attaches great importance in the expansion of partnerships between the universities in the two countries.

The Head of the Conference of Rectors, Rector of the European University Costas Gouliamos said that this is an historic agreement that opens new prospects for cooperation.

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