The Director of the DAAD Regional Office Cairo, Ms. Isabell Mering, travelled to Khartoum, Sudan from 25th to 28th February. During her visit, she was invited by the German Embassy in Khartoum to meet the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The new DAAD President, Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, was also part of the official delegation of President Steinmeier.
Ms. Isabell Mering was furthermore scheduled for a meeting with the new Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Intisar Soghayroun, to introduce the work of the DAAD Regional Office Cairo and to discuss future cooperation possibilities. Furthermore, she gathered with DAAD Alumni to talk about common initiatives and challenges at hand.
The DAAD Regional Office Cairo is not only responsible for Egypt, but also for Sudan. Due to political circumstances, it was not possible to conduct any activities in Sudan within the last year. We are glad that the situation has improved, and we are looking forward to a promising year 2020 with various activities in Sudan.