The Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Mehdi Honardoost assures maximum possible support to ECOSF
President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor H. Soomro made a courtesy call upon the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan H.E. Mr. Mehdi Honardoost on 12 October 2018 at the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad.
The Ambassador warmly welcomed the President ECOSF. The President ECOSF presented Annual Report – 2017 of the Foundation to the Ambassador and updated him about the activities of the Foundation for promotion of science, technology and innovation in ECO region. He also appreciated support and cooperation of Iran. The participation/contribution of Iranian scientists, experts, engineers,?teachers and students in various programmes of the Foundation is highly appreciable, said Prof. Soomro. President ECOSF shared that the joining of an Iranian experts from University of Isfahan as an Executive Director which is the second highest position in the Foundation is under process and hopefully, very soon, he will be part of ECOSF team.
President ECOSF further said that since its establishment, ECOSF has developed strong working collaborations with international and regional organizations and development partners,such as UNESCO, Islamic Development Bank, International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), Malaysia, La main la pate Foundation of France, China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and its Children and Youth Science Center (CYSC), Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), Turkic World Educational and Scientific Cooperation Organization (TWESCO), Astana, Federation of Engineering Institutes of Asia and the Pacific (FIEAP) Malaysia, IRIS at the Isfahan Science and Technology Town (ISTT) and many other international organizations. This provides the opportunity to the Foundation to nominate and help participation of scientist community and other relevant experts, engineers from its Member States to a variety of important events organized by those organizations.
H.E. Mr. Honardoost highly appreciated the activities of ECOSF and said that ECOSF is bridging gaps in ECO region and provides the platform to the scientist community of the region to interact vibrantly and develop collaboration among institutions/organizations. He also assured greater interaction of his Embassy with the Foundation and advised his team accordingly.