An-Najah Receives a Distinguished Delegation from the Embassy of Indonesia
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for the State of Palestine, Honorable Mr. Andy Rachmianto, visited An-Najah National University. He met with Prof. Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah to discuss possible cooperation opportunities. The visit was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in Palestine.
The delegation was received by a number of the University vice presidents and assistants; faculty deans; heads of departments and a number of An-Najah’s administrative and academic bodies.
The visit focused on learning more about An-Najah and discussing possible means of mutual cooperation in the realms of academic and cultural exchange in a way that serves both parties.
Prof. Natsheh welcomed the delegation and talked in details about An-Najah's history and the political and financial challenges that encounter higher education in Palestine. He also commended the role of the Republic of Indonesia in supporting the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people. He added that the University mission is to provide high quality education, encourage scientific research projects, and serve the Palestinian community.
He then briefed the delegation on the University's academic developments and the national and international achievements according to global rankings. He further talked about its diverse academic programmes, scientific centres and An-Najah National University Hospital.
He thanked the delegation for their visit and expressed hope that they will establish cooperation in many programmes, especially dispatching Palestinian students to Indonesian universities. Professor Natsheh also stressed the importance of having joint exchange programmes for students and staff.
In turn, Mr. Rachmianto thanked An-Najah for their hospitability and talked about the importance of the cooperation between Palestine and Indonesia. He mentioned that Indonesia pays great attention to education and aims to receive students from different parts of the world. He also discussed further means of academic cooperation with An-Najah through cultural exchange and joint programmes and commended An-Najah's academic progress on different levels.
After the meeting, and through coordination with Dr. Raed Neerat, Head of the Political Sciences Department at An-Najah, Mr. Rachmianto gave a lecture to the students and staff members of the Political Sciences Department on the development of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Palestine.