TEHRAN, Iran: The Federal Minister for Science & Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has proposed that Pakistan-Iran Joint Technology Park to be set up in Pakistan with the assistance of Iran.
In a high level joint meeting of experts on Science & Technology from Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan held in Tehran on Wednesday, Rana Tanveer Hussain highlighted that both Pakistan and Iran enjoy remarkable relations since beginning. He said that both sides have been pursuing Programmes of Cooperation with the exchange of proposals, information and expertise.
Rana Tanveer Hussain said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is much more at the advanced stages in establishing Science & Technology Parks for promoting Research & Development entrepreneurship and knowledge economy. He said that linkages were established with the Inter-Islamic Network on science and Technology Parks (INSTP) based in Iran.
The minister said that Pakistani government has keen interest in exchanges of information via Science & Technology Parks in Iran, which is reflected in the upcoming three-day International Workshop on Science & Technology Parks at COMSATS Institute of Information & Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with INSTP, COMSTECH and IDB.
Rana Tanveer Hussain expressed that cooperation in Science & Technology with Iran has also been pursued at the multilateral forums such as COMSTECH, COMSATS, ECO-Science Foundation based in Islamabad besides other forums such as UN ESCAP-APCTT, NAM S&T Centre and D-8 group of Countries.
During the meeting, both sides discussed the joint proposal pursued by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and appreciated the jointly funded projects being undertaken by the two sides.
In this regards, the two sides also threw light upon various Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) framed between Ministry of Science & Technology for Pakistan and Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran.
They agreed to further enhance progress on joint working group on scientific & Technological Cooperation Federal Minister for Science & Technology,
Rana Tanveer Hussain thanked Dr. Mansour Gholami for cooperation in the fields of Biotechnology, Renewable Energy Technologies, Oceanography, Material Sciences and Science & Technology Parks in recent years.