ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ambassador of Republic of Kazakhstan Yerhan Kistafin held a meeting with the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Agha Hassan Baloch in Islamabad on Tuesday.
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 Memorandum of Understandings (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.
The Federal Minister for Science and Technology 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 Kazakh Ambassador 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 the Ministry of Higher Education & Science of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Science and Technology Pakistan, the Higher Education Commission (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 10 years; however, it would be further activated during the OIC 15 Session.