Wed, 25 May 2022

LUANDA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The ministers of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) Wednesday approved the Strategic Plan for Multilateral Cooperation for 2022-2026.

According to the final declaration of the 9th ministerial meeting, the state members also approved the Action Plan for Multilateral Cooperation 2022-2023 and a report on the level of compliance with the CPLP Action Plan for Multilateral Cooperation in the Field of Science, Technology and Higher Education (2014-2020).

The document also refers to the increasing efforts related to the construction of "spaces" for higher education, science, technology and innovation within the CPLP, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, for the training of human resources in science, technology and innovation.

The ministers also reiterated the need to take a more active role in mobilizing the necessary financial resources to carry out the programed activities.

The meeting also decided to promote the creation and articulation of CPLP networks for research, science, technology, innovation and mobility of academic researchers, students and technical staff within member states.

For the ministers, the pandemic context imposed by COVID-19 represents a challenge for science, technology and higher education in the member states, revealing the need to identify initiatives that promote joint action in the CPLP multilateral cooperation plan.

Angola hosted from Monday 17 to 19 the 9th meeting of ministers of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the CPLP.

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