Secretary to Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan paid a visit to ECOSF Secretariat

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H.E. Mr. Nadeem Irshad Kayani, Secretary to the Government of Pakistan for Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) paid a visit to ECOSF Secretariat on June 16, 2021. He was accompanied by senior officials of the Ministry.

President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor Hussain Soomro warmly welcomed the Secretary for his maiden visit to the Foundation after assumption of the Charge as the Secretary MoST on 18 May 2021. During the meeting, Prof. Soomro briefed the Secretary about the establishment of the Foundation and about the core functions & programmes of ECOSF to promote Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the ECO region, including Pakistan.

Mr. Khalil Raza, Scientific Officer of ECOSF made a PowerPoint presentation and highlighted the major programmes and scientific activities of the Foundation. Mr. Raza underlined that the Foundation has a clear vision and strategy to uplift the human resource skills and as well as the institutional capacity in scientific research and technological development. Mr. Raza also demonstrated that ECOSF is actively engaging with Member Countries towards establishing linkages amongst the scientific institutions of the ECO region in delivering tangible projects with meaningful developmental impacts across the region. He further shared that ECOSF has established a strong collaboration with a several global leading players in STI to bring their knowledge tools and applications into the region.

Secretary MoST appreciated the Foundation for its proactive role in promoting STI in the ECO region. Mr. Kayani endorsed the programmes and activities, and he further coveted that the Foundation would continue to implement such programmes to promote STI with wide ranging potential for socio-economic impact. Secretary MoST assured of full support by the Government of Pakistan towards further strengthening of the Foundation with required financial and governing support.

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