His Excellency Professor Dlawer A. Ala`Aldeen the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research has received the Consul General of Egypt in Erbil. Dr. Amanj Saaid the advisor to the Prime Minister and other officials of the Ministry also attended the meeting. The source said on 11/1/2012. Both sides have discussed the relations between Egypt and Kurdistan region and the best ways to strengthen it especially in the higher education aspects among the universities. The human capacity development program was also discussed and the Egyptian consul assured that the higher education process in Egypt is going normally and there is no problems regarding it. So far more than 100 Kurdish students are studying in Egyptian universities towards obtaining Masters and Doctoral in different majors.