Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS, made a courtesy call to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Pakistan, H.E. Dr. Aleksandar Borisov Parashkevov, on 13th March 2020. The purpose of the visit was to acquaint the Ambassador about COMSATS and to explore avenues of cooperation with Bulgaria in areas of mutual interest.
During the meeting held at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Islamabad, Dr. Zaidi briefed the newly appointed Ambassador on COMSATS’ operations focused on bringing peace and development in the Global South aided by interventions aimed at socio-economic development through scientific tools and mechanisms. Towards this end, he informed that COMSATS has forged partnerships globally and instituted programmes and projects in health, education, internet services, climate change and sustainability.
The matter of Bulgaria’s possible accession to COMSATS was discussed during the meeting. The Honourable Ambassador assured of his support for expediting the membership process. Dr. Parashkevov expressed interest in collaborating with COMSATS’ Network for expert-exchanges, faculty development, training and capacity building of scientific workforce.
The meeting ended on a cordial note with the invitation to the Honourable Ambassador to visit COMSATS Secretariat and its Centre of Excellence in Islamabad, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), for furthering cooperation ties.