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Posted: Monday, October 2, 2017. 9:35 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The University of Belize (UB), in cooperation with the University of Quintana Roo, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) and the Embassy of Mexico in Belize, is hosting the “3rd Bi-National Seminar Mexico/Belize.”

The bi-national seminar takes place at the EcoSur Campus from October 4th – 6th in Chetumal.

The main objective of the seminar is to promote and enhance cooperation between Mexico and Belize.

The topic for this seminar is Education and Health for the two countries.

The conference is significant to the University of Belize because it is fostering the research that is being done at the UB as well as bringing together other partner institutions, such as the Ministry of Health, which works in conjunction with the UB.

It also allows for the possibility to establish agreements as well as Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with other institutions in Mexico.

UB is also examining the possibility of increased areas of cooperation which would include student, faculty and staff exchange programs as well as partnering to implement research projects.

Minister of Health, Pablo Marin and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber and UB President Clement Sankat are expected to speak at the opening ceremony on October 4th.

The first Bi-National seminar took place in Belize City and the bilateral talks focused on connectivity between the two countries.

The second Bi-National seminar took place in 2016 at the University of Quintana Roo in Chetumal, Mexico.

The 2016 seminar featured Education and Research as the main topic and UB was joined by representatives of the Ministry of Education during the bi-national discussions.

An interview with Jhon Florez, the Director of UB’s Regional Language Center about the purpose of the seminar is available at the link below:

https://youtu.be/WZl2YKvlIH0 (English)

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