MOSCOW, Russia: The Federal Minister for Science & Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that Pakistan wants to forge a long-term and broad-based partnership with Russia, especially in the field of trade, energy, defence, security, peaceful use of energy, culture & education.
In a meeting with the Russian Minister for Education & Science Olga Yuryevna in Moscow on Wednesday, Rana Tanveer recalled that first ever meeting of the Chairman State Duma to Pakistan in December 2017 was a milestone in our relations with Russia.
The minister hailed that strong partnership between Pakistan and Russia would be helpful in promoting peace and stability in South Asia. He also thanked the Russian Counterparts for the offer of 16 educational scholarship to Pakistani Students by Russia.
The federal minister for science and technology further elaborated to explore the possibility of establishing Joint Study Programmes in numerous Universities of Pakistan.
Rana Tanveer Hussain proposed Olga Yuryevba to establish Pakistan-Russia Centre for Science & Technology Cooperation in Pakistan.
The minister also proposed to establish a common fund of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) for development of Science & Technology to support those Countries who are less developed in the fields of Science & Technology.
The Federal Minister for Science & Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain while leading a four-member Pakistani delegation also attended a meeting of the Heads of Ministries and Departments of SCO Member States held in Moscow from April 17-18.
In the meeting, the minister opined that relations with Russia remains a high priority for the foreign policy of Pakistan. He urged that there is consensus in Pakistan on the need to further strengthen and diversify our relation with Russia.
The federal minister also conveyed heartiest congratulations on resounding victory of the Russian President Vladimir Putin in the election.
While staying in Russia, Rana Tanveer will also attend the 5th International Moscow Educational Fair being held from April 18-21.
The minister was invited by the Minister for Education and Science of the Russian Federation Olga Yuryevna.