Academic cooperation with King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies assured
MANILA – Islamic research and studies will be enhanced further as the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) opened its doors to Filipino scholars.
The Center said they are ready to accept Filipino scholars during the visit of Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy Robert E. A. Borje, who emphasized the need to enhance academic and people-to-people exchanges between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
During their meeting, KFCRIS Secretary General Turki Bin Mohammed Al-Shuwaier said he hopes to forge more agreements with higher educational institutions, including those within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Special Envoy Borje expressed his appreciation to the Saudi official for beginning opportunities for Filipino students who plan to pursue studies in the prestigious center. The Special Envoy visited the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies to pay respect to the Kingdom’s Islamic heritage, values and identity and honor the close ties between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia.
The Philippine delegation was met by the Center’s top ranking officials. Special Envoy Borje was accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto and Consult General Rommel Romato. (Melo M. Acuña)