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Briefing of KUNA main news for Friday until 12:00 GMT

BRUSSELS -- Making quality education a goal in all national development projects, Kuwait seeks to strengthen academic and research cooperation with the European Union (EU), according to a top Kuwaiti educationist and academic.
MADRID -- The (NATO) summit concludes in Spain, with the adoption of a roadmap for the next decade and put fundamental decisions to face future challenges, agreeing that the alliance is today stronger and more united than ever.
BRUSSELS -- The Czech Republic takes over the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union from France at a time when Europe is facing major security challenges due to the war in Ukraine.
 TOKYO -- China says its development and upgrading of its military equipment are not targeting any country or specific objective, state-run Xinhua News Agency reports.
TOKYO -- Business confidence among major Japanese manufacturers dropped for the second straight quarter in June, the Bank of Japan said. (end) mt