South Africa to offer cultural, academic presentations to campus

Birzeit University’s Dean of Student Affairs Mohammad Al Ahmad and the director of the Palestine and Arabic Studies Program Tina Rafidi met with the representative of South Africa in Palestine Ashraf Yousef Suliman and the counselor in charge of politics Patrick Jacobs. The parties discussed how they can cooperate in academia and culture.

Al Ahmad and Rafidi are making special visits to representatives and embassies in order to engage new nationalities and cultures in Birzeit’s annual festival. They both expressed their interest in having South Africa to participate and offer cultural and artistic performances at the festival.

Rafidi talked about the possibility of Southern African students register in the Arabic language program at the Palestine and Arabic Studies Program.

Representative Suliman said that he is willing to offer students and staff a lecture about South Africa’s experience, history and culture.