The minister pointed out that many Egyptian universities occupy advanced ranks globally in certain fields and in international publishing of academic research.
Minister Ashour pointed out that the Egyptian population is estimated to hit 160 million in 2050.
The "Equal Opportunities" programme was launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi early in 2021.
Ashour stressed the importance of close cooperation between the two ministries to make use of the distinguished expertise of Egyptian scientists living overseas in various fields.
The agreement was signed on September 29, 2021 in Cairo.
The National Dialogue part carried out among university students kicked off Monday under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The Cabinet approved Thursday a draft decree providing the establishment of six new technology universities at different governorates in Delta and Upper Egypt.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting bilateral cooperation.
The state aimed to reduce the travel of Egyptian students to study abroad, to attract students from outside Egypt, and to enrich the integration between state institutions.
The meeting also tackled the preparation of Sharm El Sheikh city in the medical sector based on green technology.
Participants tackled challenges facing the health system in the country.
Abdel Ghaffar's remarks came during his meeting on Sunday with Chairman of Egypt Post Sherif Farouk to discuss ways of boosting cooperation between the his ministry and the postal authority in this regard.
Abdel Ghaffar gave the remarks during a meeting with the executive director of the international marketing department at the Indian institute and the institute's regional director.
Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, received Monday Sidi Mohamed Abdullah, the Ambassador of Mauritania in Cairo; to discuss ways of cooperation between both countries in the educational and cultural fields.
The Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the USAID inaugurated two Centers for Career Development at Tanta University to prepare students for the workforce and connect them with jobs.
The event is hosted by Egypt in the New Administrative Capital on December 8-10.
Egypt is preparing to hold the World Forum for Higher Education and Scientific Research under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al- Sisi in the New Administrative Capital this December.
Egypt started last week receiving students of university and high institutes to be vaccinated against coronavirus ahead of the new academic year scheduled to begin on 9 October.
One of the 19 new private universities began operation in 2021.
Yet, that is not the final number as application on the website is still open until August 19, 2021.