Federal Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder started his visit to the Near East countries from the Arab Republic of Egypt. On 5 October, Schroeder and President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak held in Cairo e ceremony of opening if the German University. The University will be the first higher educational institution, opened by Germany in the foreign countries.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Federal Chancellor and President of Egypt underscored that after the Iraqi war for the region of Near East is important security, tranquility, technical and economic progress. They expressed their confidence that the Cairo German University, where will be educated 1000 students yet, will serve progress, become a hearth of science, promoting dialogue of trust and friendship among the regions, nations, peace and cooperation, religious confessions and cultures.

Scientific-technical guardians of the new hearth of education are the Schduttgardt and Ulm Universities. A large group of professor-tutors sent to Cairo commenced their activity at the University.

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