Sheikh Nasser Al-Mutawa is ready to cooperate with NUBiP of Ukraine

September 15, 2021
    A delegation of representatives from Saudi Arabia visited NUBiP of Ukraine on September 11, 2021. The delegation was headed by Sheikh Nasser Al-Mutawa, founder and chairman of SAMAMA Holding Group, a diversified company with more than 200,000 employees. Among other guests was the former President of Ukraine (2005-2010), Viktor Yushchenko.

    During the meeting, Acting Rector Vadym Tkachuk delivered a presentation about NUBiP of Ukraine to the members of the delegation, and Head of the Education and Research Institute of Forestry and Landscape-Park Management Petro Lakyda described the research potential of this university subdivision.


    Victor Yushchenko highlighted the importance of establishing strong relations between Ukraine and Arab countries, in particular Saudi Arabia. Potential cooperation will regard forestry, and NUBiP scientists have valuable knowledge and experience in this field. Saudi Arabia has an ambitious plan to afforest the deserts and plant over ten billion trees. Our university can become a reliable partner in this process. Sheikh Nasser Al-Mutawa expressed a desire to initiate nominal scholarships to citizens of Saudi Arabia to study at NUBiP of Ukraine. The parties agreed to consider all the details and prepare the paperwork.


     Scientists of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine also joined the meeting.

     The delegation visited the highlight of the university - the botanical garden.



Valentyn Obrambalskyy


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