STAFF REPORT ISB: Cuban Ambassador to Pakistan Jesus ZenenBuergo Concepcion has stressed the need for enhancing country- to-country collaboration in various academic fields including agriculture, biotechnology and arts.
He said this during a meeting with Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed.
The Ambassador, who paid farewell visit to HEC, once again invited Dr. Mukhtar to attend the 10th International Congress of Higher Education University 2016 in February. He said that the conference entitled “Innovative University for a Sustainable Human Development” will be attended by over 3,000 people including representatives of Latin American countries.
The Chairman HEC stressed the need for using education as a diplomatic tool to improve relations between Pakistan and Cuba. He said a group of VCs would also accompany him to attend the conference, as this will help improve cooperation in various disciplines of universities in the both countries.
He appreciated the support of Cuban Ambassador in building academic relationship between the two countries. He wished the Ambassador prosperity and good luck on his return to Cuba.
Recalling the Cuban generous support in the devastating earthquake of 2005, the Chairman extended gratitude to the Ambassador for the Cuban governments steps including provision of 1000 scholarships to Pakistani medical students. He also reaffirmed that Pakistan will soon offer 100 scholarships for Cuban engineering students.