Sri Lanka, Pakistan’s COMSATS to enhance cooperation in science and technology

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Islamabad: Sri Lanka and COMSATS University of Pakistan will deepen cooperation in various fields of science and technology to promote science-led sustainable development in the South.

Sri Lanka is a founding member of the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), an inter-governmental organisation based in Islamabad, striving to promote South-South cooperation in the fields of science and technology.

A four-member delegation of the Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan, led by High Commissioner U L Niyas visited the COMSATS Secretariat and held a meeting with the Executive Director Dr M Junaid Zaidi, other senior officials of COMSATS.

Dr. Zaidi apprised the High Commissioner of the ongoing activities and future plans of COMSATS.

In this regard, he acknowledged and appreciated the active involvement of the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Sri Lanka, in the international programs and activities of the organisation. ITI is one of the 22 Centers of Excellence of COMSATS.

Dr. Zaidi recalled his recent visits to Colombo and interactions with the Sri Lankan Government officials aimed at enhancing collaboration in the areas of mutual interest. He handed over relevant dossiers for the information of the High Commissioner.

Dr. Zaidi highlighted the Science and Technology capacity of the COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), being its founding Rector, and shared details regarding postgraduate scholarships offered by the University for COMSATS Member States. He said postgraduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships are also available for COMSATS Member States at other Centers of Excellence in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan and Pakistan, a statement said.