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Executive Director COMSATS Paid a Courtesy Call upon the Newly Appointed Jordanian Ambassador to Pakistan

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A delegation of COMSATS led by the Executive Director, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Pakistan, H.E. Maj. Gen (Retd) Ibrahim Yala Al Madani, on 24th December 2018, at the Embassy of Jordan in Islamabad.

The delegation received a warm reception by the Honourable Ambassador and senior officials of the Embassy. After exchanging pleasantries, Dr. Zaidi gave a briefing on COMSATS to H.E. Maj. Gen (Retd) Ibrahim Yala Al Madani. Apprising the Ambassador of relationship between COMSATS and Jordan, Dr. Zaidi informed that Jordan is one of the founding members of COMSATS and Royal Scientific Society (RSS), COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Jordan, has always played an active part in programmes and activities of the Organization, and is engaged in meaningful collaborations with other CoEs.

During the meeting, discussions were held regarding the multilateral cooperative schemes for the mutual benefit of COMSATS Member States, such as student and faculty exchange; R&D projects in emerging areas of S&T; post-graduate scholarships; and holding of capacity building and training activities. The Ambassador was told that the establishment of COMSATS University in Nigeria and Sri Lanka is on the cards, based on COMSATS’ successful experience of institution building in Pakistan.

Further, Dr. Zaidi informed about his plan to visit Jordan in February 2019, where he would like to have an audience with the President and other office bearers of RSS with the purpose to foster bilateral ties as well as explore common grounds for cooperation in the areas having a bearing on the sustainable development. During the meeting, the matter of selection of new Chairperson of COMSATS for the next term was also touched upon.

The meeting ended on a cordial note to further the collaboration in S&T for the benefit of the developing world.

Upcoming Events

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The 22nd Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, 16-17 April 2019, Tianjin, China
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is pleased to announce the convening of the 22nd meeting of its Coordinating Council scheduled to be held in Tianjin, China, on 16 – 17 April 2019. The meeting will be hosted by COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence, the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The meeting programme includes a visit to TIB’s laboratories on 18th April 2019.

The Coordinating Council meets every year, inter alia, to: review the activities of COMSATS’ Network; follow up on the decisions and recommendations made in the previous meeting; and outline the future course of action.

Invitations and Confirmation of Participation

The Executive Director COMSATS has extended invitations to all members of the Coordinating Council. The representatives of some international partner organizations have also been invited to participate in the meeting as Observers.

COMSATS Headquarters is closely coordinating with the host institution (TIB) to ensure timely arrangements.

Agenda and Working Paper

The provisional Agenda of the meeting has been prepared. The detailed Working Paper and associated documents of the meeting are under preparation and will be electronically distributed to the Council members and other invitees during first half of March 2019.

For further details, please contact:

COMSATS Secretariat, Pakistan TIB, China

Mr. Tajammul Hussain
Advisor (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9204892
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: tajammul@comsats.org

Mr. Farhan Ansari
Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9214515-7
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: farhan@comsats.org

Prof. Dr. Jibin Sun
Deputy Director-General
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Tianjin, China
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: 0086-22-84861949
Fax: 0086-22-84861943
Email: sun_jb@tib.cas.cn

Ms. Qianqian Chai
Officer of Foreign Affairs and Academic Exchange
Division of Science and Technology Development
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: +86-2284861925
E-mail: chai_qq@tib.cas.cn
http://english.tib.cas.cn

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