President ECOSF holds Meeting with Director of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) during 15th Ministerial Meeting of COMSTECH General Assembly, 31st May 2016

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During 15th Ministerial Meeting of O.I.C, COMSTECH, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro held a sideline catch-up meeting with representative of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Mr. Sameh Hussein, Director (Capacity Building). It may be mentioned that IDB is one of the International partners and collaborators of ECO Science Foundation and has supported a Capacity Building workshop of the Foundation on IBSE in 2015. Dr. Soomro thanked Mr. Hussein and appreciated IDB’s cooperation. The two organizations are in the process of developing a long term collaboration/partnership for capacity building of ECO member states in the fields of scientific and technological research.

Representative of IDB requested President ECO Science Foundation support and expedite two projects between Pakistan-Turkey and Pakistan-Kazakhstan that have already been agreed in principle. Dr. Soomro informed Mr. Hussein that the proposal will be presented in the next meeting of ECOSF Board of Trustees for consideration, and if approved, the Foundation will go ahead with the projects. Meanwhile, Dr. Soomro said that the two organizations should have an umbrella agreement for cooperation between ECOSF and IDB for a long term promotion of Science, Technology and Innovation based economic development in the member countries of the two organizations.

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