On September 30th, 2017, talks were held between the Director of the Institute of Political Science of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Prof. Arkadiusz Żukowski and Prof. Idris A. Rai, the Rector of the State University of Zanzibar. In this meeting Associate Prof. Degefe Kebede Gemechu also participated.
The main subject of the talks was the establishment of new contacts and scientific cooperation of bilateral agreements. After they had a specific discussion on this issue, both sides fully expressed their willingness to cooperate. Prof. A. Żukowski presented a preliminary text of the agreement, which after an analysis by the Zanzibar party, would become the final text of the cooperation agreement. The two sides also talked about the various areas of cooperation and defining their further plan of action, confirming the close contacts in the near future.