Islamabad: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Agha Hassan Baloch met with the Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan H.E. Yerhan Kistafin today at his office. The meeting discussed various measures to strengthen the bilateral ties of brotherly states in areas of Science, Technology, Innovation and regional connectivity by holding delegation level talks, joint working group sessions and signing of MoUs.
The meeting also discussed the OIC 15 session on Science and Technology scheduled to be held in Islamabad in December 2022, wherein most developed OIC countries in Science and Technology would discuss to strengthen the scientific and research collaboration among the member states of OIC.
Mr. Zain ul Abdeen, joint scientific advisor and D.G. PSQCA has been appointed by the minister to represent Pakistan in the summit.
Federal Minister Agha Hassan Baloch while talking on the summit, said that the mutual collaboration of OIC member states in Science, Technology, Innovation and Research is very optimistic and need of the hour.
While commending the progress of Pakistan in Science and Technology, the Ambassador H.E. Yerhan Kistafin reiterated his desire to further the scientific cooperation, exchange of each other’s experience and signing of MoUs with Pakistan. The sidelines meetings between Ministry of Higher Education & Science of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Science and Technology Pakistan, HEC and different Universities from both sides during the OIC 15 session also came under discussion.
The meeting was marked with traditional warmth, mutual understanding and trust.
In concluding remarks both sides reaffirm their firm resolve to broaden ties in field of Science, Technology, Innovation and Research.
The Scientific collaboration between two countries was first signed in 1999 and in 2020 it was again extended for next ten years, however it would be further activated during the OIC 15 session.