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Meeting with Ambassador of Russia 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 Russian Federation to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Danila Ganich, on 12th July 2019, at his office in the Embassy of Russia in Islamabad.

During the meeting, discussions were held to build and enhance cooperation between COMSATS and Russia in various domains particularly academics. Dr. Zaidi expressed desire to enhance reciprocal exchange of faculty and students between the two sides and to foster cooperation in S&T. To this end, H.E. Mr. Danila Ganich recommended participating in Pak-Russia Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation scheduled to be held in December 2019 in Islamabad. Further, the proposal of initiating bilateral sports activities was duly recognized by the Ambassador.

The invitation to visit COMSATS Secretariat, extended by Dr. Zaidi, was graciously received by H.E. Mr. Danila Ganich who also assured of his Embassy’s support to facilitate cooperation between two sides.

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The Fourth General Meeting of COMSATS, Accra, Ghana
Oct 29 all-day

COMSATS General Meeting is the apex forum that brings together the Heads of Member States (currently 27) for highest level policy guidelines and general direction for the organization’s programmes in pursuit of its mission. The first General Meeting of the Commission was held in 1994 that led to the establishment of COMSATS itself. Since then, two more meetings have been held in Islamabad (16-17 April 2012), and Accra (27-28 October 2015), respectively. The fourth General Meeting of the Commission convened by Hon. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, President of Ghana, is scheduled to be held on 29th October 2019, in Accra, Ghana.

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The Accra Forum on S&T for Sustainable Development being organized under the patronage of COMSATS’ national focal point in Ghana, the Ghanaian Ministry for Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation will create awareness, share information on available mechanisms and tools for SDGs implementation, apart from recommending approaches to accelerate progress towards 2030 Global Agenda. During the Forum, Heads of State/Government and Ministerial-level officials; representatives from United Nation agencies and other international organizations; members of the diplomatic community; stakeholders from private sector, research organization; academia and media, through dialogues, debates and group meetings will deliberate upon the ways and means for effective translation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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