Report of Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) Delegation’s Mission to France

20 Jan, 2018

December 2017

The delegation of KUMS included Prof. Shirin Aqa Zarif Chancellor of KUMS, Prof. Mahmood Gul Kohdamani acting director of the Heart Institute of KUMS, Prof. Ahmad Shaiq Nadeemi heart surgeon in Heart Institute of KUMS, Dr. Abdul Samad Omar coordinator of cooperation actions between KUMS and France.

The aim of the mission was meeting authorities of the University of Auvergne Clermont and signing the cooperation agreement which has been preceded through the ministries of Justice, Foreign affairs and Higher Education of Afghanistan and finalized to be signed by KUMS and Auvergn Clermont Universitie (ACU) authorities.

On 20th December 2107 the KUMS delegation met authorities of Auvergne Clermont University ACU and Clermont Ferrand University Hospital (CFUH) including Prof. Mathias Bernard Chancellor of ACU, Mr.Dedier Holtgen the general director of CFUH, Prof. Pierre Clavelou the responsible of Medical and paramedical UFR at CFUH, the chief of the Urology Department of ACU, Prof. Vincent Sapin the director of International Relation of ACU and some other responsible of International Relation department at ACU.

The chancellor of KUMS had a speech in which he mentioned about long history of relations and cooperation between France and KUMS/ KMU /Faculty of Medicine of Kabul, expressed his thankful feeling for France side support, stated about crucial needs of KUMS for cooperation and hoped for continuation of these scientific, academic and cultural relations between two universities. The chancellor of ACU also emphasized for establishment of cooperation between two universities and stated about the importance of these kinds of cooperation for both side contribution to help patients and development of friendship between both countries. He expressed also his commitments to support KUMS and its related hospitals for their staff capacity building.

The cooperation agreement was signed by two universities authorities for 5 years.

The KUMS delegation visited different sections of ACU and CFHU.