On the occasion of the signing of this cooperation agreement, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali expressed his pleasure in this cooperation with Fudan University, which is renowned for its high academic and scientific standing, not only in China, but also worldwide. He added that this agreement comes in the context of TRENDS’ drive to establish partnerships with leading global academic institutions and think tanks. For his part, professor Jing Yijia, Dean of the Institute for Global Public Policy at Fudan University, expressed his pleasure in the signing of this research cooperation with TRENDS, which he described as a beacon of research excellence with a global reputation. He emphasized that cooperation with TRENDS is a qualitative addition to Fudan’s research and scientific activity, and underlined the congruence of visions between the Institute and TRENDS on the role of robust research in the achievement of development and peace and the dissemination of sound knowledge. The signing of the agreement was carried out remotely and was attended, from the side of TRENDS, by Dr. Fatouh Haikal, Director of Scientific Research; Sultan Majed, Deputy Head of Scientific Research; Sumaya Al-Hadhrami, Head of the Conference Department; Reem Omar Al Ubaidy, Head of Strategic Communication; and from the side of Fudan University, by Dr. Jing Yijla, Dean of the Institute for Global Public Policy; Dr. Ping Zhang, School of International Relations and Public Affairs; Dr. Xueying Zhang, School of International Relations and Public Affairs; Dr. Jia Cao, Director of Research; and Ms. Rong Zhang, Director of International Affairs. TRENDS Research and Advisory has so far signed over 110 partnership and cooperation agreements with various international universities, institutions and think tanks.