Derasat Center visits several think tanks in China
Manama, Sept. 23 (BNA): A delegation from the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) visited the People’s Republic of China 18-19 September 2023, where they met officials from several Chinese research centers to discuss enhancing further research partnerships with the Kingdom of Bahrain in various areas.
Dr. Hamad Ebrahim Al-Abdulla, Derasat, Executive Director led the delegation, alongside Shaikha Nayla bint Ali Al-Khalifa, Director of Communications and Sabeeka Khalid Ismaeel Knowledge Management, Analyst in the Directorate of Studies and Research.
The Bahraini delegation visited the Institute of West-Asian and African Studies, part of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, where they were received by His Excellency Mr. Tang Jichao, Director of the Institute's Political Research Office, and several officials.
Both parties discussed means for advancing mutual academic and research relations and the potential of holding jointly organized future events.
The delegation also met with officials from the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), led by Her Excellency Ambassador Chen Bo, CIIS President, to discuss cooperation, exchanging expertise, and organizing joint events.
During their tour, the delegation also met with officials from the China Arab Research Center on Reform and Development in Shanghai, led by H.E. Professor Cho Wei Lei, Director of the center’s Experts Committee. Derasat officials gave a brief on the center’s main activities, research contributions, and various multi-specialism areas of work, besides striving to expand its international partnerships in various research areas.
Notably, the China Arab Research Center on Reform and Development is considered a global intellectual platform for exchanging ideas, combining training courses and nurturing competencies with conducting research and enhancing human and cultural interaction. It is managed by the Shanghai International Studies University, and sponsored by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education alongside the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.
This visit reflects Derasat Center’s keen interest in openness towards and interaction with various international research centers, and its perseverance to exchange diverse knowledge aspects and research perspectives, besides triggering cooperation mechanisms, mutual work, joint activities and events, and taking part in global research projects that showcase international challenges and how to overcome them.