ECOSF Participated in the launch of Sino - COMSTECH Collaboration Initiative on Traditional Medicine and Allied Biomedical Sciences in OIC Member States

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COMSTECH hosted a dialogue with high-level delegation of Chinese scientists and Industrialists on April 27, 2023 to promote cooperation for research and development in the fields of natural products, biotechnology, public health, and traditional medicine. The event aimed at strengthening institutional and industrial linkages between China and OIC member states and enhancing academic and research initiatives between the People’s Republic of China and the OIC member states.

The delegation consisted of top-tier leadership of industries in the area of traditional medicine. Participants from several OIC member states also joined the discussions virtually. Through this collaboration, COMSTECH seeks to liaison between OIC member states and Chinese institutions for strengthening cooperation in the field of healthcare.

The dialogue was attended by researchers, relevant personnel from the research laboratories and industries and representatives from the embassies of the OIC member states in Islamabad. The aspects of collaboration such as the setup of Joint labs, exchange programs for scholars of OIC member states and product-based research were also discussed. On behalf of ECOSF, Mr. Adnan Abbasi, Manager Finance and Accounts participated in the event.

Coordinator General COMSTECH, Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary gave a comprehensive briefing to the delegation on COMTECH programs and initiatives, its scope and avenues of collaboration. He underscored the avenues for Sino-COMSTECH collaboration for the development of natural products, biotechnology, public health and traditional medicine in OIC member states. Prof Choudhary briefed the delegation on various ways of institutional cooperation, capacity building, the establishment of traditional Chinese medicine clinics and research labs.

President of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Prof Dr Aiguo Dai, said that this interaction will promote the international cooperation of traditional medicine between our school and the “Belt and Road Initiative” countries. He said that the relations between China and Islamic countries are traditionally friendly. Prof Dai said that China attaches great importance to friendly relations with Islamic countries and regards the OIC as an important bridge for China to cooperate with Islamic countries.

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