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Contacts Established With the New Portuguese Ambassador

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The Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, paid a courtesy call to the newly appointed Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Paulo Neves Pocinho, at his office in Islamabad on 25th July 2019. Dr. Zaidi was accompanied by Ambassador (R) Fauzia Nasreen and Mr. Qaiser Nawab.

In the brief meeting, the Ambassador was apprised of COMSATS’ programmes and activities along with international collaboration and partnerships that the organization has cultivated during the span of its 25 years of existence. In particular, COMSATS’ association with the European Union (EU) was underscored which the organization is endeavoring to capitalize on for the expansion of its membership to European countries and scientific organizations.

Further during the meeting, possibility was explored for the nomination of a leading Portuguese S&T organization to join COMSATS Network of International S&T Centres of Excellence. Other matters of mutual interest were also discussed to institute bilateral collaboration.

The Ambassador was appreciative of COMSATS’ undertakings and assured his support for future programmes and activities of the Organization.

Upcoming Events

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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Accra Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, Accra, Ghana
Oct 30 all-day

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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5th COMSATS-ISESCO-INIT International Conference on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Food Security: Role of ICTs, Monastir, Tunisia
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day