Pakistan and China consented to MoU that scientist exchange programmes and joint research projects in the field of science and technology. The MoU was signed by Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology of Pakistan and Yao Jing, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China in a meeting.
Other attendees of the meeting included Yasmeen Masood, Federal Secretary for Science & Technology, Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR), Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director, CIIT, Professor Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and other senior officers of attached departments.
Yao Jing, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China presented his credential to the Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science & Technology. He also said that Pakistan and China shared a long and joint history of technological cooperation. Both countries had signed MoU and agreements on joint Research Programmes.
Various training and scholarships programmes were offered to Pakistani students and tech experts by Yao Jing, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China.
The Ambassador also appreciated keen interest of the Pakistani government in the new innovative strategy of Science & Technology. China looks forward to many bilateral programmes in Science & Technology with the Government of Pakistan and Ministry of Science & Technology.
The aim of the meeting was to put stress not only on cooperation in the establishment of Science & Technology Complex, Science City and Technology Parks but support Pakistan in achieving technological advancements. The meeting has also discussed the initiatives unleashed by the CPEC. The chair emphasized that Pakistan needs new wave of technologies like info technology and biotechnology to progress.
For the establishment of National Centre for Transfer of Technology and Centre of Excellence in Natural Medicine, the meeting sought technical assistance from China. The meeting has proposed ultramodern Joint Laboratory Project facility in Gwadar, Pakistan.
The meeting concluded that Pakistan and China jointly work towards a new level of bilateral Science & Technology cooperation that can seize the opportunity of the Belt and Road initiative.