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US Charge d’ Affairs meets Shafqat Mahmood

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The US Charge d’ Affairs in Pakistan Angela Aggeler met the Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Monday.

The two sides discussed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Educational Sector, universities partnership programs, the role of technology in education, the Single National Curriculum, and collaboration on technical and skill areas.

Shafqat Mahmood said that the relationships of Pakistan and the United States in the Education Sector are the best in the world and people of both Countries are learning from each other.

The two sides expressed the desire to deepen ties through consistent engagements in areas of education and culture.

The federal minister highlighted the steps taken by the ministry to keep the educational process continue during the COVID-19 pandemic i.e launching of Teleschool, Radio school, E-Taleem portal, an initiative of the distance learning programme, and online contents development.

While apprising the use of technology experiments in education, steps for enhancing stable internet connectivity across the Country, teachers training, and madrassah reforms program, the minister remarked that the results of these far-reaching reforms shall be seen in the next few years and will change the landscape of education and learning in the Country.

Angela Aggeler, while talking about the bilateral relationships of the two Countries said, the US President Joe Biden is very much familiar with Pakistan so the relations between the two Countries will be even stronger in the future.

Talking about the regional situation, Shafqat Mahmood said that stable Afghanistan is in our vital national interests and we shall extend all possible cooperation for lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Both sides reaffirmed their firm resolve to further strengthen their relations through consistent engagements.

The meeting was also attended by the Federal Secretary Education Farah Hamid Khan.

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